HFTP Makes Major Announcements for Popular E20X Startup Pitch Competition in 2022 — Photo by HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producer of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), announces the exceptional startups to receive awards at E20X Dubai held May 25, 2022 at HITEC Dubai, co-located with The Hotel Show at the Dubai World Trade Center.

HFTP’s E20X startup pitch competition gives passionate startups the chance to gain valuable industry exposure and recognition by presenting their cutting-edge technology designs to a panel of expert judges and audience of HITEC attendees including hospitality CIOs, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. The E20X judge’s panel will decide which startup receives the top “E20X Judge’s Choice Award” and $2,500 USD prize, while HITEC attendees determine the “E20X People’s Choice Award” winner by voting for their favorite startup through the HFTP Events mobile app (available soon in the Apple and Google Play stores).

During the E20X Dubai 2022 competition, eTip won the E20X Judge’s Award, S-Rate won the Judge’s Choice Semi-Finalist Award, and Turpal was chosen by HITEC attendees to receive the People’s Choice Award.

“A sincere thank you to everyone involved for putting on such an engaging event in one of the world’s best cities for hospitality,” said Robert Petteruti, co-founder of eTip. “It feels great that eTip continues to be recognized as a truly customer-obsessed organization with immense care for the wide variety of staff and employers who continue to enjoy our product’s benefits. And as we continue to bring eTip to businesses across the world, we’re so grateful for the opportunity at E20X to meet like-minded people unified by the mission to enrich hospitality with the latest and greatest ideas and innovations.”

Learn more about the winning startups and all the E20X Dubai participants on the E20X website.

To coincide with the successful competition that just took place in the United Arab Emirates, eight new hospitality technology startups have just been selected to pitch their innovative business concepts during the upcoming E20X competition at HITEC North America in June. Exclusively sponsored by PROVision Partners, the E20X Orlando pitch competition will take place on the HITEC Headliner stage Wednesday, June 29, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m. inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA. All registered HITEC attendees are welcome to attend.

The 2022 E20X Orlando participating startups include:

Celebrating 50 years in 2022, HITEC is the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology conference. This world-class event attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of industry solution providers, bringing together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. Attendees gain access to essential education, top hospitality industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines. HITEC Orlando will be held June 27-30, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA. Learn more at www.hitec.org.

For more information regarding E20X, email [email protected].

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in the EU and Middle East. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. In addition, it oversees the hospitality-specific Pineapplesearch.com® and the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org. For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.

Melissa Trevino
Meetings Manager