Attention Investors! 

Register today to see pitches from Tourism, Hospo, Accommodation, and Travel Tech Companies!

Come see investor pitches from established tourism tech players and emerging ventures who are raising early stage, seed, and growth capital. Meet one-on-one with founders and executive teams to get in on immediate and upcoming investment rounds as these companies look to disrupt and dominate the tourism industry.

Agenda

The day is broken into three key parts:
  • 9 a.m. to noon: Investor Pitch Morning session
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Keynote luncheon
  • 2 to 5 p.m.: Operator Showcase Demo afternoon session
  • 5 p.m. cocktail hour and prizes
See the full agenda here. Read more details below.

This event is Organized by Startup Queenstown Lakes, Wanaka and Wakatipu Investment Network, and members of the tourism industry to showcase the best in tourism tech.

This inaugural event will feature operators and investor attendees from through NZ, Australia’s East Coast, and North America and is a first-of-its-kind programme to give tourism, hospitality, and accommodation tech a place to meet with investors and operators in a pitch/demo-centric environment.


Tour the Expo Hall

Throughout the day, from opening of doors to closing time, you can stop by and visit with all participating tech companies to meet one-on-one with their teams.

See mini-demos, dive deeper into their business model, and learn how they are serving key customers as they expand their business.

Investor Pitch Session

This morning session will give you an opportunity to hear a passionate 7-minute pitch on stage from a founder of each raising company.

Each pitch is followed by 8 minutes of Q&A from a dragons den panel of investors - and yes, you can raise your hand to participate too.

Following each pitch, you will score the pitch and express interest to meet one-on-one with the founder.

Once the pitches are complete, you will have a chance to swing by the Exhibit Hall to meet one on one and dive deeper into the details of offerings you find interesting.

At the conclusion of the event during the cocktail hour, prizes will be awarded as designated by you and fellow investor attendees.

Fee: Included with your all day ticket.

Operator Demo Session

The afternoon switches focus from investment opportunity to the tech and benefit for operators. Operators from across New Zealand will be on hand to see how each solution can improve their business.

Companies will have 15 minutes on stage to demo their tech and share a client success story. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gauge the value of each company and see how the tech companies fare in pitching to prospective customers.

At the conclusion of the event during the cocktail hour, prizes will be awarded as designated by operator attendees.

Fee: Included with your all day ticket.

Additional benefits:

For all participating investors who register before 1 August, you will be included in:

  • Have a featured write-up and bio in our investor guide if you want to be listed.
  • Receive the contact info for all tech founders so you can follow up directly.

The event closes out with a cocktail hour to provide you further networking opportunities with the exhibitors, investors, and operators.

You may add guests to your ticket for a discounted price of $40 per person. All registered members of your team will receive these benefits.