Travel Startups Pitch Competition

Travel Tech Conference Russia will select 5 startups which are going to present on stage at the conference and compete for prizes from conference partners. Each startup will have 7 minute slot to present their idea followed by 5 minutes to answer questions from judges.

Pitch Competition Partners

Phocuswright - the leading authority in travel research and events - will provide the winning startup opportunity to present their innovation on stage at Phocuswright Europe Battleground in Amsterdam on May 15-17, 2018 (prize worth €3500). Read more about this event here

Travelport Labs Accelerator will provide a winning startup 2-day workshop in their HQ in Denver, Colorado (travel costs covered by startup) or remote mentoring via 4 online mentoring sessions. 

Bluesmart - smart connected luggage company - will provide each of 5 startups selected to present on stage with its Bluesmart One smart luggage (prize worth $300).

In addition, each startup that shares its investment deck will be presented to Travel Tech Conference Russia venture partners and have opportunity to get investments from one of them. 

Competition Jury

Pavel Bogdanov

General Partner

Almaz Capital

Aleksey Solovyov


Itech Capital

Sergey Fradkov

General Partner


Igor Kaloshin

Business angel, founder


Diego Saez-Gil



Valentin Dombrovsky

Chief Alchemist


Competition Eligibility Criteria

Applying startups should meet following eligibilty criteria in order to have opportunity to be selected for presentation on stage at Travel Tech Conference Russia: 

Competition Finalists: 

Read more about participating companies here