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Startups solving safety, sustainability and industry pain points emerge in WiT Startup Pitch 2021

Twelve semi-finalists picked to pitch at WiT Working experience Singapore

Travel startups solving a assortment of issues from addressing client stress about security and sustainability to repairing new and pressing discomfort details confronted by the industry will contend for the title of WiT Startup Pitch of the Year 2021 this October.

Immediately after a shut and extreme spherical of deliberation by a handpicked panel of judges, a total of 12 startups have been picked to pitch for the duration of WiT Encounter Singapore, the very first vacation convention in Asia Pacific to return to a total physical and hybrid structure at Marina Bay Sands.

The semi-finals will be held on October 19, the first day, and a few
finalists will go on to the Grand Finals on Oct 20 and a winner announced
that day.

The 12 semi-finalists (with a summary of what they do) are:

  • CityGuyd – AR tech on serious existence excursions bettering the journey
    practical experience
  • inDest – AI driven B2B2C platform to assistance vacation
    organizations push in-vacation spot income
  • indie ­– creator computer software for journey business owners
  • Kotozna Live Chat – SaaS vacation tech designed to automate,
    digitise and regulate details of hotel’s connect with centre functions
  • Kyte – API for airways to rework the way they develop, cost and
    distribute their products to buyers
  • LHD ­– Marketplace for getaway offers
  • RunGO – app for audio-guided operating routes
  • Risk-free Travel Barometer – SaaS and API methods for journey
    corporations to assess travel-overall health security compliance.
  • Conserve A Train – GDS for Rail
  • Desk4One particular – Matching system for solo small business
  • Thrust Carbon – sustainability solutions for substantial
    global enterprise shoppers with a individual concentration on corporate travel
  • TrekSecure – Automatic get in touch with investigation procedures for
    commercial aviation

“Congratulations to the dozen business people who designed it,” explained Yeoh Siew
Hoon, founder, WiT. “It’s heartening that even with the worries of the last
two yrs, enthusiasm inside the journey startup place is nevertheless solid and we
received entries from across the planet. Some of this year’s entries may find
their expansion accelerated, not hindered, by the forces that shape returning

“This interval, the pandemic, has also been a terrific leveller. For visionary, daring, and agile young firms, there will be blue ocean times forward that they are uniquely positioned to make the most of. Our semi-finalists show up to meet the simply call of the situations – from curated place ordeals to reside chat to solutions built all around safety, stability and sustainability.

“It was appealing to see the judges choose some that had been specialized niche products and solutions
and some that solved new and pressing ache factors for travel. We want to thank
the 14 judges for putting in the time to get us to this phase of the

The 12 semi-finalists will existing at WiT Practical experience Singapore on Oct 19. (Graphic credit rating: Metamorworks/Getty Photos)

The WiT Startup Pitch 2021, driven by Amadeus, is held in partnership with AWS which will deliver up to US$250,000 worthy of of AWS credits and complex support as a result of the AWS Activate application. The winner will have the prospect to current in individual for the duration of the 5 minutes in the Highlight session at The Phocuswright Conference in Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Florida, November 15-17, 2021.

The WiT Startup Pitch is an annual celebration that seeks out the most revolutionary startups in the travel technology house. It is returning for its 13th 12 months and winners in the previous three yrs have provided Desire Push, Japan, which progressed into a manufacturer of campervans to endure Covid IDEM Hospitality, now Groups360, next an acquisition and Break up that is a “Buy Now, Fork out Later” merchandise which pivoted out of travel to typical e-commerce because of to the pandemic.

“We are extremely proud of our alumni of winners because they represent the finest of startups – resourceful, resilient and determined,” stated Yeoh. “We glimpse forward to welcoming the up coming winner who will be topped following month.”