Last week, Nexto participated in Travel Tech Bootcamp that took place in Eilat, a resort city near the Red Sea in the south of Israel. The event was hosted by Eilat Tech Hub and was aimed at helping startup founders refine their business models and pitch as well as connecting innovative products with big companies and VCs of the travel industry.
After an intense week of workshops, discussions and presentations, the judges panel consisting of representatives from Skyscanner, Innovel, Agoda, Microsoft and others, recognized Nexto as the best and most perspective startup and awarded us the first prize in the value of 100,000 NIS ($27,500).
We are very happy and proud to receive more validation from industry experts that agreed our vision for the future of travel exploration has a lot of potential.
Last month, Nexto was chosen to compete in TechCrunch Battlefield, a prestigious startup competition that takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt. Along with 14 other startups from around the world, we were selected to present our pitch in front of a jury of high profile investors and VC’s on the main stage of Berlin Arena.
During the last month, our team underwent a unique training process with the TechCrunch crew where we polished our product presentation pitch, our demo and our presenter skills. Last Monday, we successfully presented Nexto at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. You can watch our pitch here:
Competing in TechCrunch Battlefield has been an amazing and extremely valuable experience for us. We are thankful to the TechCrunch team for selecting us and proud to join the ranks of Battlefield Alumni companies.
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Last weekend, Nexto team participated in the Booking.com Booster Lab event that took place in sunny Barcelona. The compact weekend programme is dedicated to giving early-stage startups the insights, tools and skills they need to grow and make a social impact.
It was an opportunity to connect and learn from the Booking.com experts from various fields. Under their supervision we produced a scaling roadmap for the upcoming year and learned how to set and measure the social impact our company is having. As the end of the programme, 11 participating startups pitched their products and companies to a jury of Booking.com judges for a chance to win grants up to 25,000€.
We’re proud to announce our pitch of Nexto was very well received and the jury awarded us with the highest grant of €25,000. We consider the reward as an acknowledgement that our product is going in the right direction and a validation of our mission to make heritage storytelling more exciting. We’re looking forward to the next 6 months in which we’ll be able to work with Booking.com mentors to refine our business model and scale our business.
We would like to thank the Booking.com and Booking Cares teams for putting together a wonderful, thought provoking weekend. We’d also like to congratulate to all participating teams. It was a pleasure meeting them all.