For Programmers and Developers: How to Win Mentorship from Founder Gareth Williams at Skyscanner HQ in Edinburgh

Hey everyone!

It is the semester break and we are excited because Skyscanner is giving all of you a chance to win mentorship from the founder of Skyscanner, Gareth Williams at its headquarters in Edinburgh!

The capital city of Scotland is so beautiful and to win a chance to meet and learn from the person who changed the way how you check out flight deals is an opportunity not to be missed!

Skyscanner, the leading travel search engine, is calling on developers in Singapore to build a game-changing new travel tech product using Skyscanner APIs. The Build with Skyscanner competition offers the best new travel product the chance to be coached by Skyscanner’s founder Gareth Williams at the company headquarters in Edinburgh, and £1000 cash prize to kick-start their new business!

Skyscanner is looking for product ideas that have the potential to truly disrupt the travel industry, giving entrants four months to come up with and build their new site or app.

The Build with Skyscanner competition, running from 1 June to 1 October 2016, offers the winning team the chance to receive invaluable one-on-one coaching time with CEO Gareth Williams, at the company headquarters in Edinburgh. After starting Skyscanner from a simple spreadsheet back in 2003, the visionary has taken the business to become a world leading travel search engine, attracting over 50 million monthly visitors, with 10 global offices and over 770 staff.

The entrepreneurial winning product will spend the week in Skyscanner’s office HQ in Edinburgh, where they will also receive invaluable coaching from a world-class team of Engineers, Product Managers and Growth Strategists to help their new business take flight.

The competition aims to inspire young programmers and businesses to build something truly cutting-edge and bring something fresh to the travel industry.

Entrants will power their pioneering new website or app using Skyscanner’s world-class Travel APIs, which connect developers to all the data they need to create innovative and unique travel solutions. Skyscanner for Business, the company’s independent B2B unit offers three stand-alone APIs to choose from - flights, hotels, and car hire - offering the most flexible integrations and inspirational search features in the market.

Skyscanner has already partnered with a number of promising start-ups who have gone on to do great things by using the APIs. Travel Door, a fast growing Asian app that provides travellers with city guides and content across 55 cities around the world, has been using Skyscanner’s API to power flights, hotels and car hire for the app.

Interested Singaporeans can sign up and get started through the Build with Skyscanner page.

After signing up through the Build with Skyscanner page, entrants will be able to power their pioneering new website or app using Skyscanner’s world-class Travel APIs, which connect developers to all the data they need to create innovative and unique travel solutions.

With Skyscanner, no last minute flights is inconvenient to find! Worried you’re too late to book your flights and your family will be stuck at home this June holidays? Fret not, Skyscanner, the leading travel search engine, could recommend the cheapest times to travel even if you’re planning a last minute getaway!

Find Skyscanner’s complete guide to the best places to visit this June here!

Keep up to date with the competition on Twitter by following @Skyscannertools and using #BuildwithSkyscanner

Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company providing free search of flights, hotels and car rental. Founded in 2003, Skyscanner helps to meet the travel planning needs of over 50 million people each month. Skyscanner is available in over 30 languages. Skyscanner’s highly rated free mobile apps have been downloaded over 35 million times. The privately owned company employs over 700 staff and has ten global offices in Edinburgh, London, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, Miami, Barcelona, Glasgow, Sofia and Budapest.