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STARTUP KNOCKDOWN - Mumbai 19th Feb 2016 | Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

The series of events under Startup Knockdown kicked off with the very first event hosted in Mumbai in association with OTM. Mumbai has been an important business hub and the city along with other education hubs in the region is now hosting some promising startups. Startup Knockdown was welcomed to Mumbai with strong interest from startups in the region. Experts from leading travel and technology companies joined to identify the promising ideas and share their experiences.

  • Fxkart received the Judges’ choice award
  • Tramily emerged to be the popular choice by poll of audience
  • Participating startups engaged in one-to- one conversations with the judges to discuss finer business details
  • Ashish Pai from Cox & Kings advised startups on their business models
  • Siddharth Dabhade from Google shared industry insights to help startups

Winners

fxkart

Fxkart

Judges’ Choice: Fxkart is the first platform of its kind that allows international travellers to exchange currency hassle free. Travellers can post their requirements, get quotes from multiple verified dealers and get the exchange at the doorstep.

tramily

Tramily

People’s choice: Tramily is a marketplace for hoteliers and travel agents. It tries to increase the personal connection of the agents and hoteliers which they can leverage to each other’s advantage. Agents can post their requirements for hotels or find deals to put together their packages using the mobile app.

Participants

fxkart

Fxkart

Fxkart is the first platform of its kind that allows international travellers to exchange currency hassle free. Travellers can post their requirements, get quotes from multiple verified dealers and get the exchange at the doorstep.

mytripkarma

MyTripKarma

MyTripKarma is a startup that tries to address the requirements of travellers at multiple stages. It allows multiple travellers to collaborate for one trip, discuss the plans and then buy as one instead of having to carry out multiple transactions for each segment or traveller.

tramily

Tramily

Tramily is a marketplace for hoteliers and travel agents. It tries to increase the personal connection of the agents and hoteliers which they can leverage to each other’s advantage. Agents can post their requirements for hotels or find deals to put together their packages using the mobile app.

gomowgli

GoMowgli

GoMowgli takes an interesting approach to the conventional local tours. Instead of just aggregating tours and activities from different providers, they are taking more control over the same to offer a consistent travel experience by bringing standardisation into the space.

easygroupbook

EasyGroupBook

We often have to take the offline route when it comes to booking for events or for large groups. However EasyGroupBook plans to change that. It simplifies the lodging for event organisers by offering negotiated rates for the hotels available for the event through a cloud based solution.

intransit

inTRANSIT

inTRANSIT is a social networking platform that enhances one’s travel experience by improving both the means of communication with other travellers and the quality of time spent at airports. In the inTRANSIT Lounge, travellers can meet like-minded individuals at airports with absolute ease. It offers duty-free deals and promotions to expand its customer base.

imanagemyhotel

imanageMyHotel

The small hotels often rely on old school property management methods as investing into developing software solutions is costly. iManageMyHotel provides a centralised property management system which allows hoteliers to manage their properties from cloud.

Insightful Workshops

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Panel Discussion about Content Marketing

Lata Subramanian, Ex-CMO of Sterling, Sesh Seshadri from Lonely Planet India, Prashanth Rao Aroor from IntelliStay Hotels and Hanisha Lalwani from Marriott International engaged in discussion on how brands should leverage content to inspire travellers and benefit their businesses. They also shared how their brands are using the same to register growth on digital platforms.

Panel Discussion about Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing has gained significant momentum over the past few years and brands are experimenting with it in ways. Siddharth Joshi, leading travel blogger, Vineet Rajan from Indiblogger, Kavitha Gnanamurthy from Skyscanner India and Shelly Singh from Thursday Premiere discussed how travel brands can maximise the value they gain out of influencer marketing campaigns.

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