Providing startups and scaleups with FREE access to the most innovative corporates in the air transport industry
Feedback from current startup and scaleup members:
Phillip Cornell, Founder & CEO, PM First
I joined the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub earlier in the year and my first event was the FTE Startup Competition in Istanbul in June… It was extremely beneficial to us because the exposure that it gave us led to very concrete meetings with senior executives at major airlines that have turned out to be very fruitful.
Safir Monroe, CEO & Founder, UnDelay
FTE provides a great ecosystem and opportunity to meet airline and airport leaders all over the world.
Mohamed Ibrahim, Founder, instafly.me
Here we found quality airlines and quality airports. They seem to be interested in our product, which is great. It’s been a great opportunity and we’re looking forward to the next one.
Simon Dempsey, CEO & Founder, LikeWhere
Transitioning an innovative solution into a sustainable company is a challenging remit for any startup. Perhaps the greatest of these challenges is engaging large corporates. The approach FTE is taking to streamline this process for corporates and startups alike will be fundamental to creating much-enhanced levels of engagement, which is sure to yield great results.
Julien Sivan, CEO, SKYdeals
There has been time to talk with the people who are interesting to us. I’ve had good conversations with airlines and startups. We’ll be back!
Martin O’Regan, CEO, Inflightflix
The Startup Hub Live event was a fantastic opportunity to pitch to multiple airlines and key decision-makers in the industry. Afterwards, an opportunity potentially worth multi-million euros was presented to me, which is amazing. It’s been a great opportunity. Everything was 10 out of 10.
Brian Whelan, CEO, Travacoin
The Startup Hub Day was fantastic and giving people like us – the startups – a platform like this is like oxygen for us.
Jere Tala, Head of Travel Retail, QuietOn
It has been a fantastic event. Very well organised and size-wise it is excellent. This is the first one completely travel-related. It is a stand-out from other events because each and every company and every stakeholder is somehow related to travel.
Ortez Gude, CEO & Co-founder, Citiri
It’s been valuable and I thought the format was great. There were some great Corporate Partners and people we wanted to talk to and meet with.
FREE startup membership includes:
Completely free – no annual cost to startups
Startup acceptance criteria:
FTE’s focus is very much on the products and services that have been created for airlines, airports and their closely held partners. We aim to build the largest air transport focused startup portfolio in the world and we want it to be laser-focused on the following areas: Inspiration & Booking, Airport, Inflight, Pre- & Post-Travel. If your startup or scaleup has something to offer in any of these areas, please get involved for free.
The FTE Startup Hub is open to any startup or scaleup worldwide that is Series B or earlier, with sales of less than €2 million, and founded within the last 10 years.
We look forward to working with you!