Hospitality experts David Keen and Michael Levie have announced the launch of a start-up incubator Kube Ventures to be unveiled at the ongoing Arabian and African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) in Dubai.
The vision of Kube is to incubate value-driven start-ups that will collectively reimagine global hospitality. It has attracted some of the foremost entrepreneurs and disruptors in the hospitality space.
Founded by Keen and Levie, Kube Ventures creates and partners with start-ups, leveraging two entities to empower new ideas: Kube Circle and Kube Conscience.
Kube Circle brings together leaders, veterans and visionaries in the industry to form a global think tank for knowledge sharing, education and networking.
Kube Conscience is a board acting as a governing body for Kube Ventures, measuring the values and potential of each entity.
Levie, who has worked for groups including Sonesta International Hotels Corporation and NH Hotels and is the founding partner and COO at citizenM hotels, said: “All of our shareholders have united with a crystal-clear purpose. We want to catalyse transformation: be it in technology, operations or human resources.”
Keen, a brand strategist and CEO of branding and communications agency QUO, added: “The post-pandemic era is one of extraordinary opportunity. Our purpose is to realise our industry’s potential and to bring it up to par with the world’s most dynamic industries and organisations.”-TradeArabia News Service