Finalist of the Expedia Hotel Jumpstart Programme

7th July 2018

The 6-month Hotel Jumpstart Programme for which Live2Leave was selected with 4 other startups among a large pool of 220 participants, ended on July 4, 2018. This new travel tech startup programme is powered by and Expedia Affiliate Network.

On this demo day, all 5 startups presented what they achieved over this 6-month programme, at the Expedia headquarters.

After all 5 presentations in the morning and the announcement of the winner, we all stayed there for a delicious lunch, discussing all-things travel with the various and EAN mentors.

The winner of the programme – and of a $10.000 prize – was Stacher but all the startups showed fantastic progress! Here’s ours:

What Live2Leave achieved during the Hotel Jumpstart programme

The milestone of the past 6 months

presented by CMO and co-founder Lea Bourratiere

At the start of the programme, Travel Tech Europe selected Live2Leave to exhibit and to pitch in front of a jury of travel experts.

In April, we launched Live2Leave 2.0, a slick new app and new website. To find out more about the launch, please click here.

In June, it’s Google For Entrepreneurs who chose Live2Leave to exhibit at  Startup Grind Europe. 2,500 founders and investors attended, 100 European startups exhibited while 75 speakers covered topics in multiple conferences, such as Blockchain, AI and fintech.

Then co-founders Céleste Owen-Jones and Léa Bourratiere, invited by Digital Travel Summitpresented their analysis on The mind-set of the Millennial, in front of some of the main actors of the travel industry.

Throughout the whole period, experts from and EAN mentored us, therefore covering a variety of topics from product development and machine learning to strategy, sales and marketing. & Expedia contributions

Precious advice by mentors at Expedia and

and a great visibility for Live2Leave's recommendations on

The Live2Leave team is so grateful for this tremendous opportunity.

Most importantly and finally, we would like to thank above all at Makram Atiyah, Director of Global Content and Anshu Goel Director of Product, Landing for their great help and inestimable support throughout the whole programme.

Ann-Sophie Peers, Head of Content and Lea Bourratiere, CMO of Live2Leave

fulfilling the Live2Leave mission


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