The clock is ticking fast and we are very excited about the first Travel Startup Knockdown. The event hosted in association with TechForum@OTM is an attempt to identify disruptive business ideas in travel. It will offer these startups a platform to showcase their ideas and gain media recognition, networking opportunities and potential investor access.
The entries for the first Travel Startup Knockdown are open till February 7, 2016 and the selected startups will be presenting during the event on February 19, 2016 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
The panel that will be judging the entries include:
Siddharth Dabhade, Head of travel business, Google India/SEA
A seasoned professional in business development and management, Siddharth comes with 14 years of experience in technology industry. An engineer from IIT Bombay and MBA from IIM Calcutta, he started his career as a technology advisor for a software startup. Presently he leads the travel business for Google in India/South Asia and has been helping travel brands connect with more customers.
Sanjiv Swarup, Venture Capitalist
An entrepreneur, an angel investor and now a venture capitalist, Sanjiv comes with years of experience in different industries. Over the years, he has been instrumental in the growth of various businesses in India and actively volunteers for multiple social causes.
Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Fairtech Resources/Fairfest Media
A serial entrepreneur and inventor, Sanjiv is focused on starting ambitious global businesses. He graduated in commerce from St. Xavier’s College and received executive education from IIM Calcutta. He holds patents in his credit, issued in different fields. His company Fairfest Media organises leading trade events like TTF and OTM and publishes various B2B publications.
Ashish Pai, Corporate Strategy, Cox & Kings
Ashish Pai handles the Strategy and Finance at Cox & Kings and has been closely working with the travel industry in India. Earlier he has worked in real estate industry and before that he has held position as Senior Consultant at Wipro Consulting.