- Ryan Diew, 22; Samantha Braver, 21; Sammy Greenwall, 21
It's difficult to locate all the food options airports have to offer. Trippie's mobile app provides an interactive map of airports, which helps users get a lay of the land. By displaying menus, reviews, hours, and an estimated time away from the user's standing location, the app takes the user to an airport restaurant of his or her choice. The app learns users' tastes and makes suggestions catered to them.
In the spring of 2016, Trippie was awarded $21,900 in funding by winning first place in a Shark Tank-like competition. Revenue originates from partnerships with vendors and through sponsored content. To date, Trippie has received $31,900 in funding and has 470 app store downloads. Future launches include more airport layouts, in-app messaging options, and expansions into other indoor venues.
Note: All data as of 1/31/17