We’re excited to announce that Hello Scout was named the Judge’s choice for Most Innovative company at the recent Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Conference in New Orleans. The competition featured 17 hospitality startups with a panel of 11 renowned judges.
After a 3 hour competition, the judges deliberated and selected Hello Scout as this year’s most innovative hospitality startup for their service connecting hotel guests with local concierges. Hello Scout received a $5,000 check, a trophy and a tech-talk speaking opportunity.
“Thanks to everyone who helped make HFTP’s second E20X a riveting success,” said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “Congratulations to both winners—we hope the participants will use their E20X experiences as a tool to help them as they continue to build their companies.”
Daylighted, which provides digital art galleries for hotels, was also awarded a prize.
“This year’s E20x competition featured top notch talent and judges,” said E20X emcee and HFTP Global Vice President Lyle Worthington, CHTP. “All of the entrepreneurs inspired the large audience with their passion for technology and innovative, revolutionary ideas. This year’s panel of judges was exceptional in the feedback and questions they provided each entrepreneur—their selection process for the Judge’s Choice winner was meticulous and well deserved.”
“We were thrilled to be part of this competition” said Hello Scout CEO David Temple. “There’s so much change happening in hospitality at the moment, we’re honored that the judges view us as an integral piece of that.”