The hospitality technology start-up pitch competition will present innovative solutions to a panel of judges and audience at HITEC Orlando on June 29, supported by PROVision Partners as this year’s sponsor.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce PROVision Partners as the exclusive sponsor of Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) Orlando. The successful E20X pitch competition, featuring pitches from hospitality technology start-ups, will take place as a HITEC Headliner presentation at HITEC Orlando on Wednesday, June 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m. As the event sponsor, PROVision Partners’ industry expertise aligns well with the competition. An established business advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the hospitality sector, PROVision helps organizations in the hotel, travel and technology industries grow their brands and increase revenue by leveraging a powerful combination of strategy and execution.
HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X, established in 2015, provides hospitality technology start-ups with a career-boosting opportunity, exposing them to top industry mentors, investors, leaders and executives. The start-ups compete for two separate awards: The Judges Choice Award with a cash prize and the People’s Choice award, a popular vote selected by HITEC attendees. In addition to the main competition, participants are showcased in the E20X pavilion located within the HITEC exhibit hall. To help prepare the competitors for their pitch, the companies are paired with experienced industry mentors for an advisory session.
“We are grateful for our partnership with PROVision Partners for the upcoming Entrepreneur 20X in Orlando this year,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH. “This exclusive sponsorship with PROVision Partners will serve as an additional benefit to our Entrepreneur 20X participants, as the company’s objective is to navigate hospitality companies along a successful and strategic business path.”
PROVision’s services are designed to meet the unique and complex needs of the hospitality and travel industry — including technology providers, suppliers, venture capital groups and equity firms. Their services drive measurable ROI by giving brands a more credible voice, expanding reach and accelerating sales cycles. PROVision’s services include brand positioning, growth strategy, digital marketing, public relations, website design, event support and tech advisory, as well as merger and acquisition support.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to sponsor HFTP’s E20X competition at HITEC 2022, as this is poised to be such a pivotal year for our industry,” said Gregg Hopkins, CEO at PROVision Partners. “As travel returns with a vengeance, hotel organizations have a greater need than ever before to implement integrated technology solutions to help them streamline their operations and revenues, while optimizing available staff resources and enhancing the guest experience. We look forward to hearing from the companies participating in E20X and learning about the latest innovations in our evolving market.”
Applications to compete in E20X Orlando are still being accepted. To apply for E20X Orlando, visit the application form (deadline May 1).
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022, HITEC North America will take place on June 27–30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA. HITEC is the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition and conference. It offers a unique combination of top-notch hospitality technology education, led by industry peers and experts, and an unparalleled trade show showcasing the latest hospitality technology products and services. Registration for HITEC Orlando is now open.
In addition, HFTP and dmg events are producing HITEC Dubai, co-located with The Hotel Show Dubai on May 24-26, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.