• calendar Thursday Talks
    April 22, 2021
  • clock 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM PST
    (11:00 AM to 11:45 AM ET)

Start-Ups Disrupting The Hospitality & Entertainment Industry

The biggest challenge we’re facing right now is building something that truly disrupts the Hospitality & Entertainment Industry. That is why this webinar will focus on startups and their role in the midst of a crisis. We will learn how these new ventures are spurring innovation, bringing competitive dynamics and steering the industry in the right direction.



Maurizio Tripi

CTO, Bidroom linkedin

Maurizio Tripi is a technology leader, and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience. Before joining bidroom as CTO and board director, he founded several companies and served as executive director and VP in technology companies in Europe and in Silicon Valley, USA, where he is involved in the startup ecosystem as mentor, investor and advisor. He started his career as a software engineer and later as a methodologist, one of the first European experts in the field of Agile Methodologies, he received the Senior Member award for Outstanding achievements in Technical Leadership and Contributions from the Association for Computing Machinery


Elle Rustique

CEO & Founder, TipBrightly linkedin

Elle Rustique, PhD is an educator and social scientist turned fin-tech startup founder on a social impact mission to disrupt and democratize mobile payments to enable cashless tipping for low wage hourly workers in the hotel and hospitality industry. Elle is the founder and CEO of TipBrightly, a patent-pending contactless tipping solution that seamlessly integrates digital tipping and real-time feedback into a single platform that is on track to help  millions of employees to increase earnings, reduce costly staff turnover and generate for the industry,  never seen before analytics.


Yannis Moati

CEO, HotelsByDay linkedin

Yannis Moati is the CEO of HotelsByDay, a booking platform for daytime hotels. Yannis has a rich background of 15 years in travel, from guiding tours in Europe at a young age, to co- founding an exotic travel agency and then directing a New York-based global tour operator company. In 2015, Yannis gathered some of the hospitality industry’s brightest to form HotelsByDay & FlexBook, two innovative solutions for hotels to monetize unused room inventory by giving guests new ways to stay.


Peter Daly

COO, GettinLocal linkedin

As a co-founder of GettinLocal, Peter is hyper-passionate about creating a mobile marketing solution that connects travelers and residents to all things to do nearby. Peter has an extensive career, which in part has been centered around working closely with business of all sizes to modernize their POS operations and payment acceptance environments. Previously, Peter was Head of Visa US Acquiring sales where he helped guide the adoption of new payment technologies and functionality.