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Travel 2.0 NYC Meetup featuring Routehappy
Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Routehappy is on a mission to help you find the best flights every time you fly. They want to take the guesswork out of flight search and help you have better experiences when you fly. Their one-of-a-kind Happiness Scores combine aircraft quality, amenities, and flyer ratings. They assemble hard-to-find data about the flight experience, match it to scheduled flights, and intelligently score it all to create a fair and digestable overall happiness score by flight. Routehappy has received press in TechCrunch, GigaOm, Skift, USA Today and Points Guy. The founder and CEO is Robert Albert. More info to come soon..
Robert Albert is an entrepreneurial e-commerce and online media professional in travel, retail and user generated content with a track record starting and growing successful and innovative web products and businesses. He led Site59 and IgoUgo to their highest traffic, revenue and profit levels in the site histories. His newset venture is Routehappy, a social review site for air travel, with the goal to make air travel better for flyers and the industry, focusing on differentiation.
Robert grew up reading flight schedules for fun and never lost his passion for aviation, even after travel became more about business trips than leisure adventures when he took on various jobs in the travel industry. He founded Routehappy with a simple mission that continues to drive the company: to bring happiness back to air travel. And, he's already gained some solid ground with a $1.5 seed round and great buzz, in and outside of the industry.
- How to take an idea from inception to reality
- Choosing the right people to help bring your vision to life and successfully drive the business
- Listening to your users and evolving the product to address the pain points
- Standing out in a crowded start-up space
Enjoy a beer and network with awesome people in travel and startups!
7:00-8:15pm: Introduction, Discussion, Q&A
8:15-8:45pm: More networking and wrap-up
When & Where
Mike Coletta on behalf of Travel 2.0
Travel 2.0 Meetup is a travel startup founders' roundtable to share keys to success and lessons learned in founding travel and mobile startups. Each month, founders from one startup demo and present their product, and we have an in depth discussion about how they got started, how they make product decisions, how they go to market, etc. So far we had founders and CEO's of Jetsetter, Wonderfly, GateGuru, Gidsy, Tracks, Twigmore and more. Our 650 members are mostly startup founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, social media and PR professionals, and travel industry folks. http://www.meetup.com/Travel20/ is where members RSVP for each event. Minimum group size per event is around 30 and we have had 100+!