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Travel Pitch Night

  • Zendesk 1019 Market Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

San Francisco, crown your travel tech champion on October 9th!

The first West Coast edition of our flagship event will bring together entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors from around the world for an inside look at the next generation of travel industry products and services.

If your company is interested in judging, contributing to the prize package, or other sponsor opportunities at the event, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information.

Voyager HQ member companies with products and solutions in the travel and hospitality industry are invited to apply by completing the application below.



Amir Amidi
Managing Partner, Plug and Play Travel and Hospitality Program

Amir is the Managing Partner for Plug and Play’s Travel and Hospitality Program.  In this role, Amir is responsible for all startups investments and corporate relationships including but not limited to Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Accor Hotels, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Changi Airport.  Plug and Play’s mission is to invest in 20 traveltech startups a year and bridge the gap between the innovators and industry leaders.  Previously Amir was the Senior Director of Strategic Accounts at Nor1, the leader in upsell technologies for Hotels brands.  In this role, Amir was responsible for strategic partnerships with brands like IHG, Fairmont, and Carlson.

Kristen Durham
Director for the Office of the CEO, Zendesk

Kristen is Director for the Office of the CEO at Zendesk, where she leads strategic initiatives around startups and customer engagement within the company. Prior to joining Zendesk in 2016, she worked for Silicon Valley Bank building their VC and technology company banking practices in Latin America, China, and other emerging markets.

Christina Heggie
Investment Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Christina is an experienced travel industry professional with deep operational expertise within the hospitality industry and across company business models. Prior to JetBlue Ventures, she launched and ran the marketing for a hospitality technology startup in the Bay Area. Christina’s experience across multiple hotel companies, travel technology startups, and management consulting — including work with Airbnb, Starwood, and Moevenpick — focuses her understanding of innovation opportunities within the traditional hospitality industry. Christina graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with her MBA and from the Cornell Hotel School as a Merrill Presidential Scholar, summa cum laude, and salutatorian.

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