The Travel and Meetings Society is the first to launch a free global incubator during unprecedented change in the industry.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – TAMS (Travel and Meetings Society) announces the launch of its incubator program for early to mid-stage travel startups. The program helps entrepreneurs further their business model, and readies them for large scale investments free of charge.
Incubator participants will also connect with subject matter experts through a new mentor program. A specialized Advisory Fellows program helps aspiring investors learn basic investment strategies, and each 6-month incubator cycle will culminate in an investor showcase event.
The incubator is led and co-founded by Hansini Sharma, Corporate Travel Practice Lead at Acquis Consulting Group, and Suzanne Boyan, Meetings and Travel Manager at ZS. Sharma says, "It's exciting to be part of the transformation our industry is going through right now by helping new companies and a diverse set of entrepreneurs build the next generation of travel solutions with guidance from the ever-growing and supportive TAMS experts and professionals." Co-Leader Boyan shares, "Now more than ever, we need to foster innovations and what better way than a free incubator led by two women from diverse backgrounds."
Applications for the inaugural class of the TAMS Incubator will open in May 2021.
Sharma and Boyan are joined by the rest of the founding members: Bala Chandran, Co-Founder and CEO at Lumo, Matt Griffin, Chief Product Officer at Traxo, Nicolas Graf, Associate Dean and Chair in Hospitality Management at New York University, Greeley Koch, Vice President Consulting at DigiTravel Consulting, and Mark Walton, Executive Vice President at Options Travel.
Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.
She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.