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A Call for Entries

As part of WIT Japan & North Asia 2017 Conference, we will be holding our annual WIT Startup Pitch competition.

To qualify, your startup has to be from 0 – 5 years old and be related to travel and tourism. We are looking for groundbreaking new ideas and clever, entrepreneurial minds that are pushing the boundaries in travel technology.

This is an opportunity to be coached by industry veterans and a chance to highlight your business at a WIT Conference.

Up to 8 semi-finalists will be chosen and coached to present at the WIT Japan & North Asia 2017 Bootcamp on June 8. Just 4 finalists will be selected for the Grand Final Pitch, taking place during the WIT Japan & North Asia 2017 Conference on June 9.

To book your “5 Minutes of Fame”, email your submissions to Vera by April 14 and tell us (in up to 300 words) why you deserve this slot.

The winner, to be announced on June 9, will win a ticket to WIT Conference Singapore, Oct 23-25, and to Phocuswright in Hollywood, Florida, Nov 7-9.

Your description should include:

About your business
– Your business, core products and services in one paragraph
– Competitive landscape
– What problem are you trying to solve?
– What is the market opportunity?
– Introduction of team members
– One unique selling proposition

Basic Info
– Name of company
– Name of service
– Company address
– Founding date
– Company contact


We will select finalists based on the creativity of your submissions and soundness of your business idea.

Check out photos of our WIT Japan & North Asia 2016 Bootcamp here