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Voyager HQ is the startup club for the global travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Our community brings together entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors from around the world to create the future of travel experiences through curated events, workspace, and actionable introductions. The Voyager Clubhouse NYC is our signature coworking and event space in Flatiron, as well as the global headquarters for our digital community of 1,400+ entrepreneurs in over 270 cities.

 

Our Mission

Voyager HQ powers the future of travel experiences by providing startup founders with meaningful connections and the unique resources they need to thrive.

We envision an interconnected travel industry, collaborating to accelerate the future of travel industry and make travel experiences more accessible, enjoyable and exciting.

Vision

We understand each individual’s impact towards a shared and clearly defined destination for the industry.

Teamwork

The combined value of our resourcefulness produces the most effective and efficient processes and outcomes.

Community

The personal responsibility to uphold one’s individual role in enhancing the collective community. The Voyager HQ team is only one component of the larger community.

Our team

JOHN MATSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

As Managing Director, John focuses on Voyager's strategic planning, partnerships and day-to-day operations. He is also a Co-Founder and actively part of the Leadership Council of the NYC Innovation Collective, a nonprofit alliance of NYC's top technology organizations working together to support program leaders of incubators, accelerators, and startup communities.

John also co-directs Startup Grind NYC, a monthly speaker series to educate, motivate, and connect entrepreneurs in over 250 cities around the world and cohosts two podcasts, Travel is Your Business, focusing on the intersection of travel, business, and technology, and 5to9, a podcast interviewing people who pursue passions through side projects outside their 9 to 5 jobs.

Prior to Voyager, he was most recently Sales & Marketing Manager at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a city-supported startup incubator for media + tech entrepreneurs.  Although he typically focuses on marketing, sales, and community development, John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and software enthusiast.

 

JENNY SILBER

DIRECTOR

Jenny has spent her career in the travel industry, beginning by coordinating  award-winning B2B industry events for Northstar Travel Group’s brands Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, Phocuswright, and Mountain Travel Symposium. She now oversees day-to-day operations and growth initiatives for Voyager HQ’s digital and clubhouse communities. 

When not working on Voyager HQ, Jenny is an enthusiastic student of history, politics, business, technology and celebrity gossip. She spends her remaining free time traveling, staying active and exploring her home city of New York.

 

ANASTASIIA SEMYKINA

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Anastasiia joined Voyager HQ team as a Community Intern to expand her knowledge and gain valuable experiences. She is a motivated student at City University of New York, passionate about startups and travel with career background in the hospitality industry.

Anastasiia grew up in Ukraine where she studied Management of International Tourism before coming to New York City 5 years ago. Moving to the U.S. was a life-changing experience that helped Anastasiia to discover her true calling for traveling the world, exploring new cultures and searching for innovative solutions to bring better experiences for others.

 

J. ANDREW STEIN

BOARD MEMBER, CORPORATE ADVISOR

Andrew was Voyage HQ's founding Managing Director, and currently serves as a board member and corporate advisor. He began his career as a strategist and account director in advertising agencies overseeing award winning work for innovative clients including AMEX, HBO, Virgin Group, Conan O'Brien, and Microsoft.

While working with Danny Meyer (founder of Shake Shack), Andrew was inspired to take an entrepreneurial leap and helped launch Commonwealth Proper, a luxury clothing brand based in Philadelphia, which he grew into a thriving business with multiple locations before successfully selling his stake in the business and moving to New York City in 2014. Since then, Andrew has applied his skills and insights to successfully launch several co-working spaces, while also supporting numerous startup founders in the areas of raising capital, defining their business plans, and connecting with corporate partners.