JetBlue Technology Ventures has partnered with Future Travel Experience to launch three global startup competitions in 2018 designed to help discover the most innovative concepts or products that can help to significantly enhance the passenger experience, or ancillary revenue opportunities, during the following phases of the travel process: Inspiration & Booking, Airport, Inflight, and Pre- & Post-Travel.
For each competition, powered by the FTE Startup Hub, the top four startups will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges from JetBlue Technology Ventures and Future Travel Experience. These startups will receive the opportunity to participate in a showcase at Future Travel Experience Europe & Ancillary (June 6-8, Dublin), Future Travel Experience Global (September 10-12, Las Vegas) or Future Travel Experience Asia EXPO (November 13-14, Singapore). Each will receive free entrance into the conference and free display space at the expo.
Competition 1: Future Travel Experience Europe & Ancillary 2018 Startup Competition & Showcase
Opening date: Tuesday March 27, 2018
Deadline for entries: Tuesday April 24, 2018
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive worldwide recognition at Future Travel Experience Europe & Ancillary 2018, two free round-trip JetBlue flights, and post-event media coverage.
4 Finalists will receive free entrance to Future Travel Experience Europe & Ancillary 2018, a free display space at the expo, and an opportunity to pitch in front of hundreds of industry leaders.
All Startups that enter the competition and meet the entry requirements but are not selected as a top-four finalist will be entitled to a discounted exhibition package (€2,295/booth) or discounted delegate entry to the FTE Europe & Ancillary event (€1,295/person).
Eligibility: The competition is open to any startup worldwide that has received funding at the Series B level or less and incorporated within the last five years.
To Apply: Eligible startups can apply by submitting a free profile on the FTE Startup Hub website*. When completing the profile, you must confirm that your startup is available to attend Future Travel Experience Europe & Ancillary 2018 (June 6-8, Dublin, Ireland). Profiles must be submitted by Tuesday 24 April in order to be entered into the competition.Enter the FTE Europe/Ancillary Startup Competition >>
Notes: Further details including opening dates and deadlines for submissions for the Startup Showcase Competitions for the Future Travel Experience Global and Future Travel Experience Asia EXPO shows will be announced in the coming months.
*By entering this competition, startups will also be agreeing to list their profile for free on the FTE Startup Hub website. Only FTE Startup Hub Corporate Partners will be able to view these profiles.