Marriott Hotels Launches Its Own Tech Startup Accelerator
The program is looking for companies that will enhance the travel and hospitality experience
Marriott Hotels in Europe has launched an accelerator program for tech companies to enhance the travel and hospitality experience. Each startup will be given expert guidance and the opportunity to pilot their product. Following a successful test period, Marriott Hotels could potentially offer them an ongoing partnership.
The Marriott TestBED invited eight start-ups to pitch to a panel of industry experts. And, who were the winning two companies? (Drum roll, please…) Concierge app Jambo and voice-activated personal assistant Dazzle stole the show, having now begun a pilot program, which offers them training, workshops, mentoring sessions, and access to TedX speaker coaches and events. These will be delivered by professionals from the travel and hospitality industry as well as leading marketing agencies, so they'll receive all the knowledge and tools needed to promote their product.