Being a tech startup in hospitality can be tough. Working through the early days of development can be daunting as entrepreneurs understand the challenges of integrating their new ideas in a highly fragmented market. Hapi, the data streaming and integration platform, aims to make this easier with simple to digest APIs and connectivity to the industry-leading solutions. This week at HITEC Hapi is doing more to aid in their commercial success.

For the first time at HITEC, Hapi is hosting its marketplace booth for tech partners. Here partners will have the opportunity to meet hoteliers and other partners to accelerate innovation and their businesses. Hapi has a strong following among hotel companies. "As they visit us at HITEC, they will have the time to walk around the partner tables to see how they can further benefit from their investment in Hapi," said Luis Segredo, CEO of Data Travel.

Data Travel, its booth partners, and Zingle are sponsoring the Hapi buses again this year. The number of parties, like the number of vendors, is growing every year. The aim is to integrate the parties with limo buses stocked with drinks and music. "Even having a good time at HITEC can be hard given all of the places to be. We are just trying to make HITEC easier and a little more fun," said Segredo. To hop on the buses, follow us on Twitter at @hapicloud and text +1 (619) 577-4498 for bus times and stops. While on the bus use #hapibus to share the fun.

Hapi aims to accelerate innovation, and it seems to be working. This year half of the finalists in the HFTP E20x startup competition are working with Hapi. "Hapi enables us to focus on creating value for our customers rather than having to spend countless cycles on integrations," said Steven Hopkinson for Idem Hospitality. "The Hapi Connect for Salesforce solution is greatly accelerating our ability to build integrated based apps for hospitality. We look forward to sharing our progress at HITEC as a partner in the Hapi booth," said Andrew Pirret of Alliants.

Visit the Hapi Marketplace Booth #3338.

About Hapi

Hapi is a disruptive Cloud Data Hub that exposes event streams and transactional APIs from hotel systems at scale designed to solve the hotel industry's rapidly expanding data management challenges, while also addressing the traditionally high integration costs and lack of vendor alignment that inhibits innovation and efficiency. Developed by hotel technology innovators, the secure, scalable, cloud-based data streaming platform is based on an open model, using the same proven technology that runs some of the world's largest social media and business services, to which multiple layers of encryption, authentication and governance are added.

Jonathan Reynolds
Head of Product Strategy