Pittsburgh International Airport

Startups Showcase

Travel Startups Showcase

Pittsburgh-based tech startups are changing the way we travel!

The Pitch and Demo Event was held at Pittsburgh International on Oct. 17, 2018.
Additional information can be found below.

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45393263381_3720d0e1c5_k.jpgPack Up and Go
Pack Up + Go revolutionizes the domestic travel industry by adding an element of surprise to vacations. We take the pain out of planning by coordinating travel + accommodations for our travelers, while keeping the destination a mystery. We curate itineraries for restaurants, activities, and recommendations within their destination to make the travel experience as seamless as possible!

Travel Time
Travel Time gathers a variety of information – including live traffic data and flight information – into one place so users can determine when they need to leave for the airport to comfortably catch their flight. It also provides those all-important flight details about gate numbers and seating maps and even sends texts to alert family or business associates an hour before landing.

Go Jane Go
Go Jane Go is the new face of business travel. Our tight-knit community is made up of women who are dynamic, ready to spend, and eager to know the business travel industry cares about their needs. Go Jane Go galvanizes a new sector of discerning, pragmatic professionals to get the specific products and level of service they deserve on the road.

Axle Travel is a technology start-up that combines existing ridesharing services with privately operated shuttles. The result is an airport commute designed to be faster than public transit, but cheaper than a private car.

TravelWits built the first AI-enabled travel search and booking engine for business and leisure travelers. It is currently rolling out a version of its product for small and medium-size companies. The product has four key points: a) it is freely available online with simple web-based interface for companies to on-board and business travelers to search and book; b) it generates complete door-to-door itineraries optimized around business meeting locations and times while considering the availability and price of regular flights, low-cost flight carriers, hotels, car rentals, shuttles, Uber, traffic information, and more; c) it saves money to a company by providing built-in incentives to encourage employees to book cheaper travel; d) it provides expense, saving and other reporting functionalities. TravelWits is running a limited-seat pilot study, and is currently looking to accept one or two more companies into the pilot program.
Please reach out to  mike@travelwits.comor visit us at http://business.travelwits.com  to learn more.

AURATEK's patent-pending bed sheets and pillowcases are the future of sleep- attracting hotels and spas looking to incorporate wellness into their guest experience and consumers looking for new ways to improve skin health. AURATEK bedding is not only the healthier alternative for skin but is engineered to be more durable, breathable and sustainable than current industry standards. Plus consumers are raving about the comfort and feel, leading to a great night's sleep.

Airbuy provides passengers a personalized duty-free shopping experience, integrated across their entire journey and multiple digital touch points. This will be done via a machine learning recommendation engine for targeted marketing, and enhancing airline in-flight entertainment (IFE) e-commerce through on board Wi-Fi.