On April 21st at ITU SDKM, The Pitcher 2018 gathered over 400 attendees who had the chance to enjoy a full day of pitching and networking. Dario Raijman from Tripalista joined us on the stage as one of our pitchers. Now, in a special interview, he shares his experience and what is next for his startup.
From over 900 applicants from 20 different countries, just 20 startups made it to the stage of The Pitcher 2018. Tripalista was one of these startups. What was the feeling to be one of the pitchers?
We were very excited and honored to be selected as one of the pitchers, it’s always a great feeling to be recognized and chosen from so many great startups and products to be able to present Tripalista and get feedback from experienced judges.
What did you like the most about the event?
We loved the variety of startups and ideas that were chosen, it was refreshing to hear pitches from very different fields and industries.
Also, we enjoyed the fact that it was held at the university and we got to chat with curious and excited students.
Based on your entrepreneurial experience, what makes an outstanding startup pitch deck?
A great pitch deck is one that keeps the crowd engaged and interested.
The visual aspect of the deck plays a big part in this. Of course, the crowd should get a clear idea of the product and understand why it’s relevant and has a place in the world.
What is next for your startup?
We are focused now on raising funds in order to grow our team and further develop Tripalista. Getting our mobile app off the ground is the next milestone.
Tripalista is a crowdsourced web and mobile platform that helps travelers plan, book, navigate, and share trips. Tripalista integrates and connects the travelers’ favorite tools and sources into one platform, turning defragmented textual data into visual stories that can be created in minutes and browsable in seconds.
Tripalista engages users at every touch point of the trip process, from inspiration to later on sharing and reminiscing.