This year’s Travolution Summit will feature a special focus on the start-up travel community in the UK and London.
Again this year three entrepreneurs will be put under the microscope at the event on November 23 in the seven-minute elevator pitch session.
This will follow a presentation by David Norris, a partner at early stage venture capital firm Forward Partners, that will shed light on the secrets behind what makes a successful new businesses in travel.
Norris is a former Expedia e-commerce operations director who counts Bookatable and HouseTrip among the businesses he has worked with.
Travolution has also again teamed up with the Travetech Lab, the start-up incubator established last year by London & Partners, the London’s Mayor’s official promotional body for the capital and The Trampery, a specialist in designing and operating work spaces for entrepreneurial, innovative companies.
The lab was established to help position London, the most visited city in the world, as the world’s leading hub for travel technology innovation, and to put the sector alongside the capital’s global leading financial technology scene.
Lee Hayhurst, Travolution editor, said: “While there are many start-ups in travel, many fail to survive beyond initial funding stages.
“This year’s Summit will be a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to mix with established business managers and owners and to hear from those who have seen firms become successfully established about how they did it.
“The Travetech Lab is a great initiative which London-based Travolution, as the pioneering brand in the UK digital travel publishing sector, has been only too happy to be associated with and we look forward to working with it and the firms that are a part of the incubator closely in years to come.”
As part of the tie-up with the Traveltech Lab, Travolution has offered a free delegate place for each of the firms in the incubator and the Summit will provide those firms the chance to showcase their businesses.
More free start-up delegate places are available. Interested firms should contact Lee Hayhurst directly at firstname.lastname@example.org