HFTP Announces Participating Startups for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Orlando and Winners for E20X at HITEC Dubai in 2022

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producer of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), announce the outstanding startups to receive awards at E20X Dubai to be held on May 25, 2022 at HITEC Dubai, co-located with The Hotel Show at the Dubai World Trade Center.

HFTP’s E20X Startup Pitch Competition gives passionate startups the opportunity to gain valuable industry visibility and recognition by showcasing their cutting-edge technology designs to a panel of expert judges and an audience of HITEC attendees, including hospitality CIOs, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. The E20X judging panel will decide which startup will receive the top “E20X Judge’s Choice Award” and a $2,500 prize, while HITEC participants will determine the winner of the “E20X People’s Choice Award” by voting for their favorite startup via the HFTP Events mobile app (coming soon to Apple and Google Play stores).

In the E20X Dubai 2022 competition, eTip won the E20X Judge’s Award, S-Rate won the Judge’s Choice Semi-Finalist Award, and Turpal was chosen by HITEC participants to receive the People’s Choice Award.

“A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved for bringing such an engaging event to one of the world’s best cities for hospitality,” said Robert Petteruti, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at eTip. “It’s great that eTip continues to be recognized as a truly customer-obsessed organization with immense care for the wide variety of employees and employers who continue to experience the benefits of our product. And as we continue to bring eTip to businesses around the world, we are so grateful for the opportunity at E20X to meet like-minded people united by the mission of enriching hospitality with the latest and greatest ideas and innovations.

Learn more about the winning startups and all E20X Dubai entrants on the E20X website.

To coincide with the success of the competition just held in the United Arab Emirates, eight new hospitality technology startups have just been selected to pitch their innovative business concepts in the upcoming E20X competition at HITEC North America in June. Exclusively sponsored by PROVision Partners, the E20X Orlando Pitch Competition will take place on the HITEC Headliner Stage on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m. inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. All registered HITEC participants are welcome.

Participating startups at E20X Orlando 2022 include:

Celebrating 50 years in 2022, HITEC is the largest and oldest hotel technology conference in the world. This world-class event attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of industry solution providers, bringing together the brightest minds and most advanced technologies from around the world in one place. Participants have access to essential training, top hospitality industry experts, and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve business results. HITEC Orlando will be held June 27-30, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. Learn more at www.hitec.org.

For more information about E20X, send an e-mail [email protected].

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a not-for-profit hospitality association based in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in the UK, Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the voice of the financial and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands pressing industry issues and helps its stakeholders find solutions to their challenges more effectively than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities, conferences and events. HFTP is the publisher of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Accommodation Industry (USALI). For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org. For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.

Melissa Trevino
Meetings Manager