TraknProtect, SABA Hospitality Win Big at E20X Minneapolis 2019

1 July 2019
  •  TraknProtect captures the E20X Judge’s Choice Award and the $5,000 USD Grand Prize.


Entrepreneur20X (E20X) North America's 2019 startup competition, sponsored by Amadeus, took place on Monday, June 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Eight promising startups in the hospitality technology industry competed for two awards — the E20X Judge's Choice Award and the E20X People's Choice Award.

Standing Room Only

The E20X competition was co-located with HITEC Minneapolis 2019. The room where the competition took place was packed with HITEC attendees, who were invited to attend the competition and see the startups present their breakthrough business ideas to a panel of expert judges. HITEC attendees were also invited to visit with startups at their designated kiosks in the E20X Innovation Lab, located in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall.

The Judge's Choice Award recipient is determined by the judge's panel and receives the $5,000 USD Grand Prize. The People's Choice Award (also known as the "crowd favorite") recipient is voted for by HITEC attendees via the HITEC event mobile app.

The E20X Award Winners

TraknProtect was selected to receive the ultimate Judge's Choice Award, while SABA Hospitality was voted to receive the People's Choice Award.

TraknProtect is a provider of real-time location technology for the hospitality environment. Tim Hansen, the company's CTO, presented their innovative business solution during the E20X competition. Their advanced suite of location-based services includes a comprehensive safety button alert platform, in addition to advanced inventory-tracking technology.

SABA Hospitality's co-founder Byron Webster presented the company's hotel chatbot business solution during the E20X competition. The SABAGuest Request solution provides a complete, 360-degree platform that centralized communications throughout the entire guest journey. Using artificial intelligence based technology, the solution will automatically answer guest questions, take requests, manage complaints, make recommendations, and many other features to elevate the guest experience.

Visit the HITEC website to learn more about E20X.

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