We're very excited to let you know that What Now Travel was selected by Techcrunch as one of their 2013 Top 15 European startups to compete in their Startup Battlefield competition at their Disrupt conference in Berlin.

Tony and Stefanie after the Startup Battlefield pitch at Techcrunch Disrupt in Berlin, Oct 2013

As companies like Dropbox and Yammer have previously participated in the US version of the competition, it was a huge honour for us to be selected.  Although we knew about our participation for a while beforehand, we signed a strict Non-Disclosure Agreement in advance of the event to only announce the news after Disrupt had started.

Even though we did not win (an innovative bike lock did), it was a great experience to be part of such a fantastic event and we received immensely helpful pitch coaching and guidance from key Techcrunch staff, as well as invites to VIP events where speakers, journalists and investors gathered.  We would definitely recommend the experience to anyone – and look forward to being showcased at the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit in the US shortly too as one of their 2013 top 30 travel innovations.