MIAMI, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After carefully reviewing hundreds of applications, LAB Miami Ventures has chosen the 10 most disruptive startups to pitch at the first annual Future of Travel summit. At this unique event guests will hear keynotes and panel discussions from travel industry leaders, meet startups set to shake up TravelTech, and mingle with investors – all on February 12th at the Lightbox & The Lab Miami in the Wynwood Arts District.
LAB Ventures, a company-builder which designs and launches new digital businesses, held an open call for innovative TravelTech startups and received applications from five continents. The 10 finalists offer services ranging from rental car meta search and multi/modal travel booking, to interactive city guides and hotel management systems: Viajala (Colombia), Axle (NY, US), VoyHoy (Chile), RentingCarz (FL, US), Porter and Sail (NY, US), Daycation (FL, US), Simplenight (FL, US), PurpleCloud Technologies (PA, US), Soundwalkrs (Colombia) and Hotel Online (Kenya).
The startups are competing for a chance to attend Phocuswright’s Startup Battleground in Las Vegas, a spot on stage at Seatrade Global, and over $20,000 of other prizes. The panel of expert judges include Kerri Zeil, Director of Amadeus for Startups; Noam Beno, Corporate Strategy at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd; Seth Cassel, President of EveryMundo; Andrew Sturner, Founder of Boatsetter; and Parker Stanberry, Founder of Oasis Collection.
A limited number of tickets are still available at futureoftravel.miami.
About The LAB Miami and LAB Ventures
Located in the heart of the vibrant Wynwood Arts District, the LAB is Miami’s original coworking space.Since 2012, Miami’s brightest and most forward-thinking entrepreneurial minds have converged here to share their ideas, learn from one another, and build amazing companies. In 2017 The LAB launched LAB Ventures to build new digital businesses in partnership with established corporations, and to help build bridges between large companies and the South Florida startup community. For more information, please visit https://www.LABVentures.co
About the finalists
Axle Travel (NY, US) provides door-to-door ground transportation for long-distance travel. Axle works with bus companies to ensure the fastest, safest, most affordable and enjoyable trip possible.
Daycation App(FL, US) allows users to book day-by-day access to various hotel amenities, such as the pool or spa, starting at $25 a day. Daycation allows for membership as well as individual day pass purchases.
Hotel Online(Kenya) is cloud-based reservations management and marketing system to help smaller hotels access more than 100 online sales and marketing channels.
Porter and Sail(NY, US) provides guest services technology to