Young Entrepreneur: David Chait
David Chait first had the idea for Travefy in 2012 after dealing with travel plans for an unorganized bachelor party. He wanted to change the chaos of group travel by creating an all-encompassing tool for consumers to plan their trip with others.
David partnered with Chris Davis, Travefy’s co-founder and CTO, and began working on the web and mobile travel planner. Once Travefy launched in 2013, it received immediate praise and recognition from national publications such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
David credits the last year as transformational for Travefy. The company transitioned from a travel planning tool for everyday consumers, to a business-to-business software suite, targeting mainly travel professionals. Travefy now boasts customers in over 1,300 cities from countries around the world.
In the last few years, Travefy has brought even more national recognition to Lincoln’s startup scene as well as numerous sustainable jobs for the downtown community. As David continues to grow his company, the startup scene grows right along with it.