New York, NY, May 1, 2023 – JetBlue Ventures, the corporate venture capital subsidiary of JetBlue, becomes the latest sponsor of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub) Incubator Program.
The incubator program is part of the Tisch Center’s Innovation Hub, which supports the needs of businesses seeking to build the next generation of travel technology products. The incubator program was launched to help start-ups develop their businesses by providing a full range of services.
“The travel and hospitality industry is constantly evolving, and it will be today's innovators who reimagine the experience for the next generation of travelers,” said Stephen Snyder who is the Managing Director, Operations & Partnerships at JetBlue Ventures, and who will be part of the HI Hub’s mentors and investors club. “We are proud to sponsor the NYU SPS HI Hub initiative to help, mentor, and partner with today's most innovative and brightest travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and startups.”
“With collaborations like this one with JetBlue Ventures, it will help our students and alumni connect with and learn from the most influential and experienced industry professionals,” said NYU Jonathan M. Tisch Professor and Associate Dean Nicolas Graf. “We look forward to having JetBlue Ventures be part of our HI Hub community.”
“Stephen and his JetBlue Ventures team bring a unique and expert industry perspective to our HI Hub program,” said Richie Karaburun, clinical associate professor and director of the HI Hub at the Tisch Center. “Their valuable insights and experience will help our program start-ups elevate their businesses and make a real difference in the travel and hospitality industries.”
About NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and Its HI Hub
The NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, celebrating more than 25 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who see to become leaders in their fields.
Through its undergraduate degree in hotel and tourism management, its graduate degrees in hospitality industry studies, tourism management, and event management, a plethora of Professional Pathways continuing education programs, and its world-renowned hospitality investment conference, students gain the knowledge and the skill sets that enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the business of hospitality, travel, and tourism.
The Tisch Center launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it services. The state-of-the-art facilities offer students, start-ups, and established industry partners and opportunities to learn, discover, innovate, and invest. For more information about the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.
JetBlue Ventures, the corporate venture capital subsidiary of JetBlue, invests in and partners with early-stage startups innovating in the travel, transportation, and hospitality industries. The company prioritizes investments that advance the seamless customer-centric journey; reimagine the accommodation experience; next-generation aviation operations and enterprise tech; distribution, loyalty, and revenue management; and sustainable travel. Founded in 2016, JetBlue Ventures is a subsidiary of JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) located in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit www.JetBlueVentures.com.