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.
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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