Pune: Travel StartupKnockdown | TravHQ

STARTUP KNOCKDOWN+ - Pune Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2016 | Seasons Mall, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Pune

Pune, the sprawling city in Western India, is emerging as a prominent hub for businesses and has given birth to some really promising travel startups. The Pune edition of the event was welcomed by the industry experts and the travel startups alike as they came together to discuss the future of travel. Along with the startup pitches, the event also featured some insightful discussions and keynotes by industry experts.

  • Five travel startups pitched their ideas in front of the audience and panel of judges
  • Pune Angels and Mumbai Angels discussed about the trends in angel investment
  • Leading travel bloggers shared tips on growth hacking and building a community
  • C Cube emerged as Judges’ choice and was invited by multiple investors for further pitching
  • Global Travel Exchange selected to be part of Amadeus Next
  • Enrouto invited by Pune Angels for elevated pitch session

Winners

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C Cube

C Cube was collectively chosen for the Judges’ Choice award and was invited by IAN and Mumbai Angels for an elevated pitch session. C Cube allows travel agents to offer customised itineraries to their customers without the delay associated with the process.

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Enrouto

Enrouto was invited by Pune Angels for an elevated pitch session. It is a social platform that allows solo travellers to connect on the basis of travel preference so that they can travel together.

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Global Travel Exchange

Global Travel Exchange was selected by Amadeus to be a part of Amadeus Next. It simplifies the process of putting together detailed travel plans for travel agents and also offers another tool for consumers to easily find suitable travel packages.

Participants

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C Cube

C Cube was collectively chosen for the Judges’ Choice award and was invited by IAN and Mumbai Angels for an elevated pitch session. C Cube allows travel agents to offer customised itineraries to their customers without the delay associated with the process.

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Enrouto

Enrouto was invited by Pune Angels for an elevated pitch session. It is a social platform that allows solo travellers to connect on the basis of travel preference so that they can travel together.

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Global Travel Exchange

Global Travel Exchange was selected by Amadeus to be a part of Amadeus Next. It simplifies the process of putting together detailed travel plans for travel agents and also offers another tool for consumers to easily find suitable travel packages.

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TravelToolSet

TravelToolSet is a Pune based startup that aims at easy planning of trip. It allows for easy discovery of local attractions and creates travelogue for each trip which can be easily connected to image sharing platforms.

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Firaa.me

Firaa.me is an excellent hybrid between blogging platforms and social media platforms. It allows travellers to blog easily on the go without the complicated interface of blogging platforms while offering high rate of engagement.

Insightful Workshops

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Active angel investors Pankaj Mittal, co-founder of Pune Angels and Vivek Nathwani from Mumbai Angels engaged in a discussion moderated by Daksh Sharma, founding partner, TravHQ. This session offered insights into the investment scenario in India, useful for startups, especially the ones looking to raise funds in near future.

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‘The Guru Talk’ hosted by Investronaut highlighted the Business Model Canvas describing a travel startup’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers and finances. This would help them plan strategies and resources better to achieve great results.

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Leading travel bloggers Sachin Bhandary and Siddharth Joshi shared tips on how to build a community without investing heavily into promotions. They also discussed pointers on the art of storytelling to implement in marketing strategies.

One on One Chat with Mentors

The participating startups engaged in one-on-one conversations with the mentors. The founders were able to collect inputs specific to their products from the experts from Amadeus, Indian Angels Network, Mumbai Angels and Pune Angels.

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