Gogo 2Ku high-speed Wi-Fi technology can provide connectivity for incredible, innovative opportunities.  Even help a startup with launching their business which is exactly what British Airways did when it hosted their first-ever Pitch on a Plane event. As the first in the industry, British Airways partnered with Founders Forum, a global community for digital and technology entrepreneurs, to give travel tech start-ups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas on the future of air travel. The 5 semi-finalists live-streamed their pitches from the ground to a panel of judges flying 30,000 feet in the sky from San Francisco to London Heathrow using Gogo’s on-board Wi-Fi on a Boeing 747-400. The judges included some of the world’s leading tech entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs, including British Airways CEO Alex Cruz.

Photos courtesy of British Airways

This innovative initiative is part of the airline’s 100th anniversary celebrations, exploring what the future of air travel will be like over the next century in three areas: customer experience, sustainable fuels and careers. Gogo is proud to partner with British Airways to bring innovative customer experiences to the forefront of aviation. We’re honored to harness our technology to turn ideas like Pitch on a Plane to reality!

You can learn more about British Airways Pitch on a Plane here. Visit Gogo’s Learning Center to find resources on the inflight connectivity and entertainment industry and more on the value Gogo brings its airline customers.

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