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    Date submitted
  • 17-Dec-2017

TravStrat LLC

Abstract

TravStrat partners highly-qualified veterans with colleges and universities to provide solutions that enable and enhance safe international travel.

We concentrate on providing travel risk management consulting for study/semester abroad programs - we offer best-in-class safety seminar courses, program consultancy, real time situational awareness and analysis, and are currently developing a mobile application that will enable schools to securely locate and communicate with students traveling abroad.

While TravStrat serves a niche market, the niche is huge and scalable - semester abroad programs continue to sustainably grow over the last five years. Our client base is constantly expanding, and highly-qualified millennial veterans (travel experts in their own right) are well-suited to deliver best-in-class training seminars to college students prior to traveling abroad.

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Who is your customer?

TravStrat's customer base is higher education - colleges and universities. We also work with select high schools that have the funds to meet our price points.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

2,000,000 American students travel abroad every year. 400,000 choose to study abroad - and that number is increasing drastically every year as students look for rewarding experiences that will add valuable life experiences and differentiate themselves to prospective employers. These days, however, the world can be a challenging place to navigate. Political instability, crime, natural disasters, and terrorism are all very real threats to students who travel overseas. That's where TravStrat comes in! Our signature product is taught by highly-accomplished veteran millennials who have "been there, done that" when it comes to travel abroad! The Study Abroad Seminar is current, engaging, and tells a compelling story - by the end of the program your student will understand how to manage travel risk, how to develop a TravelSafe plan, and how look out for themselves and fellow travelers when faced with a myriad of threats. Additionally, our services portfolio also offers a significant cost savings to colleges and universities at a very competitive price point!

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Veterans. Leaders. Millennials. Role Models. However you describe the TravStrat team, we all have one thing in common - we are highly accomplished travel experts. Comprised of former Special Operations Officers, Fighter Pilots, Intelligence Officers, and more, our team has traveled the globe and successfully navigated a plethora of travel scenarios. We are also highly educated (with undergraduate and graduate degrees from top institutions), engaging, personable leaders - true role models for any group of students or young professionals! Oh, and we're all millennials - who better to connect with your students on a personal level?

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

TravStrat provides best-in-class pre-travel preparation training aimed at college and university students. We tell compelling stories, provide innovative risk management strategies, and analyze global events in real-time...all for the strategic benefit of your institution! Our services also provide a significant cost savings to most colleges and universities! By partnering with the TravStrat team, your institution will help ensure peace of mind for students, parents, and staff. TravStrat is the only travel risk management consultancy specifically focused on higher education - we aim to become your trusted partner for international travel.