ENTREPRENEUR 20X (E20X) – Houston
Please check back soon for more details regarding the competition and schedule for HITEC Houston.
E20X Houston Fast Facts
Pitchers will be selected from the field of applicants
One person from each startup will pitch for four minutes to a packed session room and a panel of judges (pitch decks are allowed but no online demos or props)
Each startup competed for the grand prize, or E20X Judge’s Award winner, will take home $5,000.00 USD and guaranteed spots on HITEC show floors for the next 12 months
Each startup also competed for the People’s Startup Award, or crowd favorite, that was selected by attendees through the HITEC app
Each startup will be allowed a spot on the HITEC Houston show floor in the E20X Pavilion (includes electricity, stool, signage, company listing in HITEC Buyer’s Guide and mobile app, *PDF of pre-registrants, etc.)
Two full conference exhibitor registrations
Extensive promotion by HFTP
NOTE: Pitching companies will be Series A or a startup; past applicants and winners are welcome to come back as long as they are considered Series A or a startup.
HITEC attendees will not want to miss this opportunity to watch some of the most innovative startups the hospitality technology industry has to offer compete to bring their dreams to life! All HITEC badges, including exhibits-only badges, are encouraged to attend.
Reinvigorating the hospitality technology industry, HFTP’s expanding E20X program features ambitious entrepreneurs presenting breakthrough business concepts to a room full of HITEC attendees as well as a panel of expert judges. HFTP debut E20X in 2015 at HITEC Austin, where it generated an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, and since has expanded the event globally with its first European feature at HITEC Amsterdam.
The judge’s panel will determine the grand prize, or the E20X Judge’s Award and will take home $5,000 USD.
People's Startup Award
HITEC Houston attendees are encouraged to attend, visit the startup’s at the E20X Pavilion on the exhibit hall floor. Attendees will determine the crowd favorite, or E20X People’s Startup Award, winner by voting for their favorite startup through the HITEC app – available for download via the Apple Store or Google Play.
“We loved the HITEC E20X competition,” said David Temple, from Hello Scout Inc., the winner of the Judge’s Award at the HITEC New Orleans E20X competition on June 20, 2016. “It provided us with great exposure and let us get our story in front of lots of people that we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to reach. That the judge’s chose us as the winner was the icing on the cake.”
Questions about E20X?
Contact HFTP's E20X Staff Liaison.