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Five travel startups in for Singapore Bootcamp

Five finalists will pitch at the inaugural WITovation Entrepreneur Bootcamp being held on October 18 in Singapore.


Representing a range of business ideas in the digital travel space, they comprise start-ups such as ComeSingapore, Forget Boundaries, Yoplr, Tourz and Eco Travel.

Each company will have the opportunity to be mentored by a panel of experts and advisors before pitching for the right to present their ideas at the Grand Final during the WIT Conference the following day on October 19.

The WITovation Entrepreneur Bootcamp, aimed at driving innovation and inspiring entrepreneurs in the digital travel space, will be held at the Singapore Tourism Board Auditorium, Level 2 of the STB’s head office located at Orchard Spring Lane.

All WIT delegates are entitled to attend the Bootcamp.

Non-WIT delegates pay an entrance fee of S$180 to attend the day’s programme, which features a keynote talk by archangel investor and serial entrepreneur Morten Lund, one of the first investors in Skype as well as 50 other start-ups including flight data startup Everbead.

Other sessions will discuss entrepreneurship from successful travel startups across the region and innovation to come within the online travel industry.

Following the Bootcamp, Tnooz will hold #tcamp6 at a nearby venue between 6 and 8pm, free entry for all Bootcampers and WIT delegates.

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Siew Hoon Yeoh

About the Writer :: Siew Hoon Yeoh

Siew Hoon Yeoh is the editor-at-large for SHY Ventures and editor/producer of WIT-Web In Travel.

She created and manages the travel insider website The Transit Cafe and also runs WIT - Web In Travel, Asia’s leading travel distribution, marketing and technology conference, and the weekly WIT newsletter.

In 2008, WIT was awarded the Most Innovative Marketing Initiative by the Singapore Tourism Board. Siew Hoon is also an established speaker and facilitator at travel industry conferences and workshops.

She is also is a published author, having written titles including “Truth, Lies & Other Stuff” and “Around Asia in 1 Hr: Tales of Condoms, Chillies & Curries”.



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