Join Voyager HQ's .events chapter in San Francisco for our signature pitch night event! Get an inside look at the next generation of travel products and services that are changing the rules of the game in travel. At the startup pitch competition, several innovative travel startups will present to a panel of industry leaders and investors - with the audience and judges voting on the winner!
Meet and mingle with the Bay Area travel community over refreshments and support the up and coming travel start-ups who will take the stage to pitch our panel of expert judges.
Pizza and drinks will be served!
-- 1 ticket to Travel Disruption Summit 2020 by Voyager HQ
-- Zendesk Premium Startup Package
-- $25,000 in hosting credits from Hatch by DigitalOcean
-- $2,000 credit for SoftwareHut IT consultation
-- 15% off the first two months of PR service from Pear the Agency
Jim Lockheed is an Investment Associate with JetBlue Technology Ventures, where he focuses on sourcing early stage technologies across aerospace and travel for our portfolio. Some of his interests include aviation, new modes of mobility and logistics, IoT, space, and a wide range of innovations that can be applied to maintenance and operations like AI/ML, augmented reality, and robotics/automation.
Prior to working at JTV, Jim spent five years as an entrepreneur and helped to start one of the first commercial drone services businesses in the Pacific Northwest. He also spent four years with a Boeing subsidiary called Insitu. Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and holds a MBA from the University of Oregon and a BS in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Jon has 7 years of experience across finance, technology and travel / hospitality. He joined Airbnb as part of the company's 2019 acquisition of HotelTonight. Prior to joining HotelTonight, Jon served in corporate development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he worked on several transactions including the sale of Vistana Signature Experiences to Interval Leisure and the sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott. Prior to his time at Starwood, Jon was an investment banking analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. He has a Master's Degree from Duke's Fuqua School and Bachelor's in Accounting from Florida State University. In his spare time, he likes exploring wine country, hosting impromptu dinner parties, playing tennis, watching Florida State football, and knocking off bucket list travel goals across Europe!
Sudeshna is an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of creating and growing innovative businesses and products in a variety of industry segments, domains and geographies. She is passionate about discovering unmet customer needs and translating them to simple solutions that users love. Sudeshna is currently Principal Product Manager for Zendesk’s analytics products. Prior to Zendesk, she was the CEO and co-founder of Shrooble - a SaaS solution helping small businesses improve customer engagement and retention through proactive communications and online communities. Previously, she has led product teams at Electronic Arts and Intuit.