It's been an exciting year for Pana. We've gained additional funding, grown our team and global operations, and moved closer to being able to rid the guest-travel coordination process of clunky spreadsheets and endless email chains.
But maybe the most thrilling milestone for Pana came this week when judges at BTN Innovate named Pana the winner of the 2019 Innovation Face Off, selecting us among a competitive field of fellow startups and industry heavy-hitters. To make the win even sweeter, audience members, made up of some of the industry’s most forward thinking travel buyers and industry partners, also voted Pana the People’s Choice winner. We’re only the second company in Innovate’s six-year history to take home both awards.
Both wins are incredible. Thank you to the judges for selecting us and to the buyers for voting for us. We’re so honored to join the ranks of past BTN Innovate winners, who’ve gone on to push the industry forward to make business travel better.
There’s certainly more to come from us and for our customers in 2019 and beyond, but this week has reminded us how far we’ve come and how much we have to be thankful for as a member of this wonderful industry!