We are so proud to see our close supporters and friends growing and doing so well!

Last week it was announced Beyond Pricing was the Summit Winner in the Startup Category, as well as the Winner of People's Choice. We watched Beyond Pricing pitch and win a free ticket to Phocuswright through Travel Tech Con 2016 Pitch Competition - so we can definitely say they took that winning ticket and ran with it!

We chatted to Beyond Pricing’s CEO Ian McHenry on the win and the incredible opportunity. 

Ian McHenry, CEO of Beyond Pricing

Ian McHenry, CEO of Beyond Pricing

"Travel Tech Con was an incredible opportunity not only to pitch Beyond Pricing for the first time, but also to earn our way to the Phocuswright Battleground.  We crawled our way all the way to the big stage and were fortunate enough to win.  I can't thank TTC enough for enabling that!"

Beyond Pricing provides a dynamic pricing solution for Airbnb and other vacation rental sites. Their focus is on utilizing real-time market data to help managers & owners maximize the performance of their vacation rental properties.

Another success story was seeing Hello Scout take the crown as the Winner of 'Summit General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation' as well as Runner Up in the Startup Category. We reached out to congratulate Hello Scout, with CEO David Temple saying a few words:

"We're always excited to talk with new people about why we think chat, SMS and data can come together to change the way travelers book experiences. That's why we've been coming to Travel Tech Con from the beginning and it's what made Phocuswright so fun. We're thrilled that the judges and audience responded so well to our vision too!"

David Temple, CEO of Hello Scout

David Temple, CEO of Hello Scout

Hello Scout connects guests with local experts to help hotels improve TripAdvisor reviews. Their platform finds passionate locals and pays them an hourly rate to respond to guests , using data to guarantee five-minute response times.

Again, sending out big congratulations to these two well-deserving startups as well as all that pitched at Phocuswright 2016. We look forward to seeing these two startups grow and can't wait to catch up at our Meetup and at Travel Tech Con 2017!

Want to get in touch with startups like these or become part of the TTC community? Our Travel Tech Hub will be your launchpad for connecting to our worldwide network of partners in travel industry. Stay tuned when we begin open registrations!