October 20, 2021


The travel folks

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

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Twelve semi-finalists picked to pitch at WiT Knowledge Singapore

Vacation startups resolving a variety of problems from addressing customer stress about safety and sustainability to fixing new and pressing discomfort points faced by the marketplace will compete for the title of WiT Startup Pitch of the 12 months 2021 this October.

Just after a shut and intense round of deliberation by a handpicked panel of judges, a full of 12 startups have been selected to pitch all through WiT Practical experience Singapore, the to start with journey convention in Asia Pacific to return to a entire physical and hybrid structure at Marina Bay Sands.

The semi-finals will be held on October 19, the initial working day, and three
finalists will go on to the Grand Finals on Oct 20 and a winner declared
that working day.

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

  • CityGuyd – AR tech on actual daily life tours enhancing the vacation
  • inDest – AI run B2B2C system to aid travel
    businesses push in-location profits
  • indie ­– creator software package for travel business owners
  • Kotozna Stay Chat – SaaS vacation tech manufactured to automate,
    digitise and regulate facts of hotel’s call centre functions
  • Kyte – API for airlines to remodel the way they create, cost and
    distribute their product or service to buyers
  • LHD ­– Market for holiday break offers
  • RunGO – app for audio-guided jogging routes
  • Safe Journey Barometer – SaaS and API answers for travel
    businesses to assess travel-wellness stability compliance.
  • Save A Train – GDS for Rail
  • Table4One – Matching platform for solo organization
  • Thrust Carbon – sustainability answers for big
    world organization customers with a unique focus on company travel
  • TrekSecure – Automated get hold of investigation processes for
    business aviation

“Congratulations to the dozen business owners who designed it,” explained Yeoh Siew
Hoon, founder, WiT. “It’s heartening that even with the worries of the last
two several years, enthusiasm inside the travel startup place is even now strong and we
obtained entries from throughout the globe. Some of this year’s entries could possibly obtain
their progress accelerated, not hindered, by the forces that condition returning

“This interval, the pandemic, has also been a good leveller. For visionary, daring, and agile young enterprises, there will be blue ocean moments in advance that they are uniquely positioned to make the most of. Our semi-finalists seem to meet up with the get in touch with of the occasions – from curated location activities to live chat to products and services built all over basic safety, protection and sustainability.

“It was exciting to see the judges decide some that had been specialized niche products and solutions
and some that solved new and urgent pain details for vacation. We want to thank
the 14 judges for placing in the time to get us to this stage of the

The 12 semi-finalists will existing at WiT Practical experience Singapore on Oct 19. (Impression credit history: Metamorworks/Getty Pictures)

The WiT Startup Pitch 2021, driven by Amadeus, is held in partnership with AWS which will provide up to US$250,000 worthy of of AWS credits and technological support by means of the AWS Activate software. The winner will have the possibility to current in man or woman during the 5 minutes in the Spotlight session at The Phocuswright Meeting in Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Florida, November 15-17, 2021.

The WiT Startup Pitch is an yearly function that seeks out the most modern startups in the journey know-how area. It is returning for its 13th calendar year and winners in the past three a long time have integrated Desire Travel, Japan, which developed into a company of campervans to survive Covid IDEM Hospitality, now Groups360, pursuing an acquisition and Break up that is a “Buy Now, Shell out Later” products which pivoted out of travel to common e-commerce owing to the pandemic.

“We are very very pleased of our alumni of winners simply because they represent the ideal of startups – resourceful, resilient and identified,” claimed Yeoh. “We glance ahead to welcoming the future winner who will be crowned subsequent thirty day period.”

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