The Battleground innovator field is now full.

Check out our next innovator competition taking place at The Phocuswright Conference in November HERE!


Do you have what it takes?

During Battleground, 10 companies have nine minutes each to demonstrate their innovations to a panel of sometimes ruthless and uncensored judges, and the cheers or jeers of a live audience.

In the end, only the most promising company wins the right to move on to be part of Summit at The Phocuswright Conference, where they will demonstrate on the main stage in front of the most discerning audience in travel.


Zero. There are no fees to apply or pitch at Battleground: The Americas.


  • Startup company 48 months (4 years) or younger

  • Based in North, Central or South America

  • US$2 million or less in funding

  • Must pass Phocuswright screening


  • One registration to Battleground: The Americas

  • 9 minutes on stage during Battleground: 5-minute demo followed by Q&A and feedback from the Dragons

  • Coaching and mentorship on your presentation from veteran Phocuswright analysts

  • URL and logo on Battleground site

  • Inclusion in all program schedules

  • Pre-event, onsite and post-event conference promotion

  • Coordinated social media campaigns

PLUS - The winner takes it all:

  • 1 ticket to The Phocuswright Conference in November ($4,199 value)

  • 10 minutes on main stage during Summit ($8,000 value)

  • Chance to win one of the Summit awards


Congrats to our 2019 Winner:



The winner of Phocuswright Battleground is Exosonic - congratulations! They’ve won a spot on the Summit stage at The Phocuswright Conference this November! Learn more about The Phocuswright Innovation Platform.