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IE Business School hosts first travel and tourism start-up showcase

Katherine Grass

Head of Innovation and Ventures, Amadeus IT Group

A new series of start-up showcase events kicked off last night with a Travel & Tourism Vertical and I was honored to represent Amadeus Ventures as an expert panelist. The event, which is hosted by the prestigious IE Business School, brought together three travel related start-ups to showcase their projects.

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Each start-up had time to make a pitch and I was inspired by their passion for innovation. Events like this are a great way for Amadeus Ventures to engage with the start-up community and observe how others undertake the process of innovation.

Interesting discussions set the tone of the evening – with one focusing on the key innovations in travel of the last 25 years. The internet, LCCs , and mobile were the top picks among attendees and discussion centered on the importance of start-ups having a clear mobile strategy.

 

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Amadeus Ventures will attend many more similar events like this during the coming months to not only engage with start-ups, but also to participate in discussions about how we can work together to shape the future of travel .

I’d like to thank the start-ups that attended –Hotetec ,MyTwinPlace , Oviceversa – for their interesting presentations.

Visit the Amadeus Ventures page or send us an email to learn more about how we plan to nurture further innovation in the travel industry.


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Startups, Events