The Phocuswright Innovation Platform is your key to finding startups, new products, partners, investors, essential research and an exclusive group of pioneers. Let us help you navigate the messy world of travel startups and technology by becoming a member of this extraordinary support system and exceptional network of companies. The Innovation Platform features:
- BATTLEGROUND: Exclusively for pre-selected early-stage startup companies to demonstrate their innovation in this preliminary round. Winners advance to Summit at the U.S. Phocuswright Conference.
Battleground: The Americas features the most innovative early-stage travel startups from North, Central and South America. Criteria: Less than 48 months old with $2M or less in funding. The first event was held September 12, 2017 in Sunnyvale, California. Read the Recap
Battleground events take place internationally during Phocuswright India and Phocuswright Europe.
Criteria: Less than 48 months old with $10M or less in funding.
- SUMMIT: The ultimate opportunity for startup and emerging companies. Criteria: Less than 48 months old, no limit on funding. Selected companies and Battleground winners present on the main stage at the U.S. Phocuswright Conference and compete for Phocuswright's Innovator of the Year and other coveted awards in each category. Apply now.
- LAUNCH: Exclusively for established companies launching a new product or service in the travel technology space. Criteria: Older than 48 months. Selected companies present on the main stage at the U.S. Phocuswright Conference. Audience members select the People's Choice Award for the best innovation. Apply now.
Launch events take place at The Phocuswright Conference and Phocuswright Europe.
Phocuswright’s experienced innovation team carefully screens each candidate to find the best and eliminate the hype. Our team then consults with the selected companies, guiding and supporting the selected innovators during the preparation process.
Innovation Fast Track
Innovation alumni are invited to present at partner events as part of Phocuswright's live content. Learn more about Phocuswright's Fast Track HERE
When it comes to tracking innovations driving change in travel, Phocuswright has long been the industry authority. Since 2009, we have monitored and reported on hundreds of innovative companies via our report, The State of Startups, and provided a live platform to over 200 companies via past innovation events held across the globe. Our innovation research tracks and forecasts technology trends, and analyzes how technology impacts the way travelers search, shop, purchase, experience and share travel.
The Phocuswright Innovation Platform is the only comprehensive platform that allows people to benefit from Phocuswright’s longstanding pedigree of tracking travel innovation. We host the entire life cycle of innovation, from a learning environment to the practical application of travel’s next great product.