Four startups from the travel and tourism industry won Intelak’s third cohort

Four Dubai-based startups aiming at transforming the aviation, travel, and tourism industries graduated on April 30 from the Intelak’s aviation and travel incubator in Dubai. Prior to that, startups have been through a three-month acceleration program at DTEC.

On their graduation day, winning startups had the chance to pitch during an Investor Pitch evening, attended by The Emirates Group, GE, and Dubai Tourism (the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing)along with Intelak’s founders and local and regional investors.

The four startups include Flyt, an app that incentivizes travelers to travel with less luggage by rewarding them with eco-points. Safeflight, a platform that connects people with medical needs with medical professionals inflight. Trift, which allows holidaymakers experience travel itineraries curated by social travel influencers and enhanced by artificial intelligence. Peliere, streamlines the logistics industry by creating a platform to facilitate charter and part-charter services.

These four startups received 50,000 Dirhams (US$ 13,600) each, as well as the three-months of incubator support at DTEC.

Prior to the final pitch, the 20 shortlisted startups of Intelak’s third cohort had the chance to participate in a one-week bootcamp. The mentors came from Intelak’s three founding organizations, as well as local organizations such as Sustain Leadership, Dubizzle, Marshall, BECO Capital, Tajawal.

Applications for the fourth intake of Intelak are now open until September 6.

The outreach for the fourth cohort will include intrapreneurs from The Emirates Group, GE, and Dubai Tourism; early stage startups; incubators like Sheraa, in5, Astrolabs, and DTEC; universities like Emirates Aviation University, American University in Dubai, American University in Sharjah, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and government entities like Dubai SME, the (Dubai) Department of Economic Development, the (Dubai) Roads and Transport Authority.

The shortlisted startups will be announced in September; a bootcamp will be held at DTEC in mid-September, with winners announced shortly after. Their three-months incubation at DTEC will follow with a graduation and Demo Day in late December.

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