Travelport Labs is excited to celebrate the graduation of our fourth global cohort of travel tech companies.
We always love working with founders who are solving interesting problems and this class was particularly fun.
Check out the graduating companies:
Hulah joined us from London and is such a kind and generous team with some serious dedication; they pivoted fast and well during program. Their enthusiasm for doing a good job coupled how well they accomplished tasks is humbling and inspiring.
Book My Sawari
Book My Sawari is delivering on a unique need for longer distance (much longer as in 180 miles) rideshare travel in India. They grew their rides from 16/day to 40/day in the 15 weeks of program and saw firsthand how a solution that meets all the needs of one country may not be a market fit in another (like Uber in the US).
Easa is taking one of the most painstaking travel-related processes (visas) and making it so much easier. Hong Kong delivered the perfect experiment opportunity during their time in program (watch the pitch to learn more), greatly enhancing the learning loop process for them.
TripHero is from just up the mountain in Vail. They diligently worked to organize the customer data they have collected for the last two years and build a sales process/pipeline for the 2017-2018 ski season. It was pretty incredible to see the work they are accomplishing in a small mountain town and we look forward to seeing all the cities they will reach next.
Founders see the world differently and give us a chance to reimagine the future in ways that were once impossible or improbable. Working with startups reminds us that the status quo is not good enough. For no reason should we settle for “the way things are” in virtually any version of reality. Instead we must consistently seek to do better, answer tough questions, and face uncertain situations with bravery.
Left to right: Jamie Snedden (Hulah), Nihal Daswani (Easa), Fifi Kara (Hulah), Cyrus Sethna (Easa), Raghav Nijhawan (Book My Sawari), Nathan Bobbin (Travelport), Brittany Bach (Travelport), Rich Grote (Travelport), Hannah Taylor (Travelport), Steve Lepper (Trip Hero), Bethany Bontrager (Trip Hero), Jason Heeringa (Trip Hero), Brandon Ford (Trip Hero), Andy Larson (Trip Hero)
About Travelport Labs
The 15 week Labs accelerator program focuses on direction, traction, and growth planning. To learn more and follow along, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Applications are accepted at F6S.com.
As program manager at Travelport Labs, Hannah orchestrates everything from the application process to the curriculum to events and a multitude of other items in between. She came to Travelport from the Global Accelerator Network and brings insights from her CU Boulder Masters of Arts in Communication studies, which were focused on startup communities and accelerators. Hannah tweets @hdraino.