[via Hypepotamus.com] Beyond moving 275,000 passengers a day, Hartfield-Jackson International Airport is home to a new set of TravelTech entrepreneurs. One such founder is Veronica Woodruff, who joined the startup world after working in the airline industry as a flight attendant. She saw first-hand the gap in services available for travelers trying to get around a crowded airport. What started as a baby gear rental company for travelers expanded to be a software and staffing solution for those trying to get around the airport.
[via news.emory.edu] Representatives from 50 promising small businesses in Atlanta came together in early January for the kick-off of the 2020 Start:ME Accelerator program, the Goizueta Business School’s free, intensive 14-session business training program for small business owners in East Lake, Clarkston and Southside Atlanta. The cohort included Travelsist (Veronica Woodruff, CEO): Online service providing baby essentials and accessory rentals to parents with small children
[via AfroTech] Travelsist is where travel and technology collide! The travel tech company — founded by Veronica Woodruff — works to introduce concierge services and the gig economy to the airport ecosystem. Now, to continue in its mission, it can also celebrate as it’s received an investment of $250,000 from the Fearless Fund, the first venture capital fund built strictly by women of color for women of color.