- Travels through Entrepreneurship: Fireside Chat with Foursquare RSVP
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://voy.ag/2zFekar USE PROMO CODE "TRAVEL20" FOR 50% OFF Voyager HQ invites you to a fireside chat with Foursquare CEO, Jeff Glueck. Join us Wednesday, October 3rd for an intimate gathering where we’ll learn about Jeff’s entrepreneurial journey, from founding a travel startup to his experience transforming Foursquare into a key player in travel. Highlights will include: Jeff's transition from travel startup founder to CMO of Travelocity The life and times of ‘The Roaming Gnome’ Foursquare's approach to reinventing the future of travel Whether you’re a startup founder or an industry professional, you won’t want to miss this! Following the presentation, we will have a networking happy hour with drinks and hors d’oeuvres for attendees to get to know each other and continue the conversation. About the Speaker Jeff has grown Foursquare into a leading location technology platform with a suite of enterprise, developer and marketer tools, as well as consumer apps. 2017 marked the company's third consecutive year of more than 50% revenue growth. Foursquare powers location for companies as diverse as Samsung, Snapchat, Tencent, Tinder, Twitter, Uber, and thousands of others. Prior to joining Foursquare, Jeff was CEO of Skyfire Labs, a Silicon Valley-based mobile technology company acquired by Opera Software. He co-founded site59.com, an online travel company that grew to over $100 million in sales in two years, and was acquired by Travelocity. In the following seven years he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Travelocity, where sales expanded from $3 billion to $11 billion globally, he introduced the “roaming gnome” and launched a fast-growing contextual advertising business. Previously, Jeff was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company and served as a White House Fellow in the Clinton Administration. He holds a master’s degree from Oxford as a Marshall Scholar and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
- Hotel Pitch Night
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. RSVP HERE: https://www.voyagerhq.com/voyager-hq-events/september-2018/hotel-pitch-night Crown the winner at Voyager HQ's Hotel Pitch Night! Five travel startup companies will present to a panel of hospitality industry leaders and investors, followed by a networking hour with drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. Startups: Effa GuestBox Volara White Fox Scooters WhyHotel Panelists: Steven Consiglio, Product Performance Manager, North America, Booking.com Javier Egipciaco, Managing Director, Arlo Hotels Meredith Gelacak, President - Americas, CHG Raja Goel, Vice President, Highgate Ventures Kinesh Patel, Co-Founder & CTO, SevenRooms Kerri Zeil, Head of Amadeus for Startups Prizes include: $3,000 credit with SendGrid Free 1-hour HR consultation from TriNet Discounted outsourced CFO services from Nomad Financial Discounted Business Process Outsourcing services from Bristol Palmer Discounted Sales Operations recruiting services from TwentyPine Discounted digital marketing solutions from Firon Marketing Schedule for the night: 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Opening Reception 7:00pm - 8:00pm - Pitches 8:30pm - 9:00pm - Mixer
- Phocuswright's Battleground: The Americas
*Note: You will not be allowed into the event if you do not buy a ticket with the link below. Price: $99 https://www.phocuswrightbattleground.com/register/ PARTNER EVENT: Phocuswright's Battleground: The Americas, taking place this year at Google HQ in NYC, features the most innovative early-stage travel startups from North, Central and South America. This one-day event is dedicated to bringing promising travel innovators into the limelight to demonstrate fresh ideas in front of potential investors and partners. One company moves on to present at Summit during The Phocuswright Conference among 1,800 of the most influential leaders in travel. Capped at 150 attendees, the event brings together Phocuswright's unparalleled travel industry network in an intimate setting. NOTE: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON AUG 1 at 5PM
- Travel Trailblazers Breakfast
*Note: You will not be allowed into the event if you do not RSVP with the link below. https://www.voyagerhq.com/voyager-hq-events/july-2018/travel-trailblazers-breakfast Getting your travel startup off the ground? You are not alone! Expand your network and share insights with other serious early-stage travel founders over coffee and bagels at the Voyager Clubhouse. We will talk about everything from concept to seed stage and jumpstart partnerships with like-minded, travel startup trailblazers. Breakfast will be provided by Foundational! Our special guest is Tristan Mace, the co-founder and CEO of Margin. VOYAGER MEMBERS RSVP FOR FREE!
- Travel Startup Happy Hour
*Note: This is a ticketed event, you will not be allowed in if you do not RSVP with the link below. https://www.voyagerhq.com/voyager-hq-events/july-2018/travel-startup-happy-hour Come unwind from the week and connect with like-minded travel innovators from all across the industry and discover just how beneficial your Voyager membership can be to your business. Our partner, TriNet, is rolling out an incredible new benefits package to all Voyager members. Find out how to take advantage of this exciting new perk and kiss your HR woes goodbye! To celebrate, TriNet will be raffling Visa gift cards up to $100 in value! HOOCH will be on the bar, so be sure to download the app ahead of time to enjoy specialty cocktails at the event!
- Happy Hour with Voyager HQ and Phocuswright
Connect with like-minded travel innovators at Voyager HQ's monthly Travel Startup Happy Hour which is dedicated to hosting entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in the travel industry. This month Voyager HQ is co-hosting happy hour with Phocuswright (http://www.phocuswright.com/), the travel industry research authority (which Travel 2.0 co-organizer Mike Coletta works for) and Travel 2.0 members are invited! RSVP here ($5): http://bit.ly/92117hhourtrav20
- Travel 2.0 Happy Hour and Group Planning
Let's celebrate the end of summer with fellow travel entrepreneurs and innovation enthusiasts! I volunteered to take the reins from Michael, but there's a lot of people I don't know in the group. I'd love to get together to meet everyone and to discuss what kinds of things we want to do for the year. I'm also looking forward to catching up with many of you and hear about what you're working on lately! Hope to see you there! - William Beckler
- DC Tour
- Bus ride from NYC to DC - Transport from Union Station to DC - DC Visitor Center Museum - Unlimited hop-on, hop-off bus ride - Red Loop - official tour of the National Mall including National Memorials ad Monuments, with live-guided or recorded multi-lanuage commentary - Travel past the Pentagon on your way to Arlington National Cemetery and the US Marine Corps War Memorial - Bus ride from DC back to NYC $99 per person ---> paypal.me/TheGreenAide Want a tour of the White House too ---> http://www.thegreenaide.com/networking-opportunity/
- Travel 2.0 Autumn Happy Hour at Houston Hall
Let's kick off autumn in NYC with a networking opportunity for travel techies. Come out to network with fellow 2.0'ers, discuss current trends and opportunities in travel tech, and meet potential co-founders or partners over a beer. This is an informal event with a cash bar - I chose this venue to meet because it has plenty of room. Please see this detailed infographic for the meeting spot in Houston Hall :) There will not be a Travel 2.0 sign or anything, just look for me in the back corner. Here's my mugshot in case you don't know what I look like (although I have a few more grays now) I'll be happy to hear what's new with group members and discuss Travel Startups Incubator (http://www.travelstartups.co/), including opportunities for: • Travel startups to receive funding and mentoring • Corporate partners to access the next wave of travel innovation • Investors to get a first look at cutting-edge travel technology Hope to see you there! -Mike Coletta Organizer, Travel 2.0 Meetup Managing Director, Travel Startups Incubator http://www.travelstartups.co
- The Travel CTO Improv Show
The Travel CTO Improv Show featuring Bill Beckler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thegeneral), Founder of AllTheRooms.com (http://alltherooms.com/) and Dmitry Koltunov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitry-koltunov-cfa-0598241), Co-Founder of ALICE (http://info.aliceapp.com/). America's favorite improv travel hackers host and perform in this retrospective of building successful travel startups and having some fun along the way. The audience will try to "Stump the Geeks" as Bill and Dmitry deploy their wit to produce a continuous delivery of insights and laughs, relying on their experience developing two of the most technically sophisticated travel companies in the world, ALICE and AllTheRooms. You'll be learning, chuckling and pondering, and don't be surprised if you find yourself becoming part of the show. Plenty of time will be left for Q&A so bring your most pressing technical and entrepreneurial questions! When: Wednesday August[masked], 6 - 8:30pm Where: WeWork City Hall (https://www.wework.com/locations/new-york-city/fulton-center) at 222 Broadway (entrance on Fulton St), 19th floor Cost: Free Beer will be provided, courtesy of WeWork! (no wine or liquor) Agenda: 6 - 6:30pm: Networking 6:30 - 7:30pm: Introductions, Presentation/Discussion, Q&A 7:30 - 8:30pm: More networking and wrap-up Important: The entrance to the building is around the corner on Fulton St, across from the Fulton Center transportation hub. About Bill Beckler Bill Beckler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thegeneral) is a highly sought-after speaker on the subjects of travel, innovation, analytics and strategy. He is Co-Founder of the accommodations metasearch site AllTheRooms.com (http://alltherooms.com/). He was previously Director of Innovation at lastminute.com (http://lastminute.com/) where he was nicknamed "The General" for his strategic insights. He cofounded Europe's largest campsite booking system, Pitchup.com. Previous to his ten years of travel industry experience, he was a lawyer and a community organizer. About Dmitry Koltunov Dmitry Koltunov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitry-koltunov-cfa-0598241), CFA, is the CTO and Co-Founder of ALICE (http://info.aliceapp.com/), a mobile platform for hotels to interact with guests and manage staff operations. Dmitry is passionate about entrepreneurship, and advises early stage startups on tech strategy and product development with his group Collective Catalyst. He previously served as CTO of a SaaS analytics startup, and SVP of Front Office Development for a $35bn Hedge Fund overseeing Trading and Risk Analytics. Dmitry earned a degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Startup Leadership Program (SLP) 2012 Fellow, Program Lead in[masked], and currently serves as the program Director for NYC. In his spare time, Dmitry is an avid snowboarder and plays guitar/sings in a rock band in NYC. About our sponsors: WeWork (http://www.wework.com/) is the platform for creators. We provide the workspace, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living. To learn more about the WeWork locations in New York City, click here (http://t.signauxsix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XZs2zq9s2W7fZy5R643YZ4W5vw6HK56dwwBf2kWctz02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wework.com%2F%3Futm_source%3Devents%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Doutside_event_blurb%26utm_content%3Dlink&si=5242235535228928&pi=b0950083-5f3a-4b1d-bd24-d63313e44dc0)to book a tour or send an email to joinus at wework dot com. Travel Startups Incubator (http://www.travelstartups.co/) invests $50,000 in the world's most talented travel entrepreneurs and early stage travel technology ideas ($25,000 USD cash + $25,000 worth of services). Opportunities are available for: • Travel startups to receive funding and mentoring • Corporate partners to access the next wave of travel innovation • Investors to get a first look at promising, pre-vetted travel tech companies I hope to see you on August 10th! Michael Coletta Organizer, Travel 2.0 (http://travel2point0.com/) Meetup Group Managing Director, Travel Startups Incubator (http://travelstartups.co/) About: mcoletta.com (http://mcoletta.com/)