Future of Travel Summit

February 12, 2018   400 NW 26th St, FL

Start-up Competition

After carefully reviewing hundreds of applications, LAB Miami Ventures has chosen the 10 most disruptive startups to pitch. Each startup will pitch their company for 5 minutes in hopes of winning packages that will catapult their business to the next level. Coming from all over the globe, these startups are shaking up the industry:

Axle Travel (NY, US)  provides door-to-door ground transportation for long-distance travel. Axle works with bus companies to ensure the fastest, safest, most affordable and enjoyable trip possible.

Daycation App (FL, US)  allows users to book day-by-day access to various hotel amenities, such as the pool or spa, starting at $25 a day. Daycation allows for membership as well as individual day pass purchases.

Hotel Online (Kenya) is cloud-based reservations management and marketing system to help smaller hotels access more than 100 online sales and marketing channels.

Porter and Sail (NY, US) guest services technology to boutique and luxury hotel properties. These services include e-commerce platforms, guest-facing front-end mobile applications (iOS and Android), back-end operational dashboards, and industry-first analytics and data insights.

PurpleCloud Technologies (Philadelphia, US) offers a suite of mobile software products primarily for the hospitality industry. Their mobile software “Cielo” comprises of housekeeping, management, engineering and front office modules, and provides the fastest access to room status and guest information possible.

RentingCarz  (FL, US)  allows residents from Latin America and the Caribbean to compare all major car rental brands and get the lowest price when renting a car anywhere in the world.

SIMPLENIGHT (US) enables any company to provide a one-stop-shopping experience to search and book everything there is to do in any city. SIMPLENIGHT acts as a merchant of record and takes a commission on all inventory sold, pays transaction fees and shares the net revenue with the distribution partner.

Sound  (Colombia) is a smartphone app that allows users to discover a new city through a series of GPS-guided, audio walks led by fictionalized versions of historical figures from a city’s past. Users can create and share their own personalized maps and find and bookmark exciting things to do within the city.

Viajala (Colombia) enables LATAM travelers to search dozens of travel sites at once, including local online travel agencies and airlines that cannot be found elsewhere. gives travel brands the opportunity to distribute and advertise their offers in front of a premium audience of LATAM travelers.

VoyHoy (Chile) is an online booking platform that allows users to compare and buy plane, bus, ferry, and train tickets throughout Latin America. VoyHoy offers simple and secure means to acquiring the best deal among thousands of travel tickets.


First Place by panel of judges

  • Pitch on the Innovation stage at Seatrade.  Seatrade is the largest most influential event in the cruise world bringing together top cruise line executives and port leaders, to and security experts.

  • Chance to attend Phocuswright’s Startup Battleground in Las Vegas

  • $6,000 Sendgrid credits

  • Membership in Miami Made including $15,000 in Amazon Web Service Credits

  • $2,500 credit for legal services from Private Advising Group

  • $3,600 worth of co-working space (6 months for 2 people) at The LAB Miami

People’s Choice chosen by attendees like you

  • Membership in Miami Made including $15,000 in Amazon Web Service Credits

  • $1,500 in Sendgrid Credits