Trade and travel...

… needs emerging tech, but breaking into these industries is hard. That’s why Dcode and Pangiam teamed up to accelerate tech companies that can help trade and travel leaders solve the most critical industry and global challenges today.

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Connecting the right emerging tech companies with the trade and travel industries to work together effectively is easier said than done, and vetting new technology is a critical part of reducing time and risk for both sides.

Enter: Trade & Travel.

We work with 
tech companies to:
  • 1. Understand emerging tech trends in the trade and travel industries
  • 2. Identify opportunities and use cases for tech
  • 3. Develop effective go-to-market strategies
  • 4. Build a coalition of proven go-to-market partners
  • 5. Drastically reduce time to revenue and mission impact

How We Do It

  • Challenge Areas +

    Trade & Travel works with our community of partners, leading voices, air carriers, and airports to identify the greatest challenges facing the industry. We then scout and select the very best emerging tech companies that can address those challenges fast, and we develop and transition those technologies into operation.

  • Product Strategy +

    Our experts support the development of your trade and travel use cases, messaging and pipeline strategy, contracting and pricing. We work with you to ensure your product meets the complex security, regulatory compliance, and operating requirements needed to succeed.

  • Expert Support +

    Tech participants receive weekly one-on-one advisory support from Dcode and Pangiam experts and leading mentors as well as access to webinars with industry, government, policing and regulatory experts to understand industry needs, identify opportunities, refine product, and engage effectively.

  • Premier Networking +

    You’ll meet one-on-one with over 50 key stakeholders and decision makers across the government and trade and travel industries, as well as potential channel partners, to jumpstart your engagement with the industry. Partners and Leading Voices will provide their input and explore joint offerings, investments, pilots, and parallel business opportunities.

  • Alumni Community +

    After completing the acceleration program, you’ll become a member of Trade & Travel’s alumni community, with exclusive access for two years to:

    • Invites to events with trade and travel industry leaders
    • Perks and discounts through industry partners
    • Access to the Dcode and Pangiam trade, travel, emerging tech, and government networks
    • A dedicated team to answer questions as you work to win trade and travel deals

Our Community

The Trade & Travel community includes hundreds of experts and leaders from:

Our Trade & Travel graduates:


Find out if your tech company is right for the Trade & Travel acceleration program.


  • Dcode +

    Dcode has worked with more than 100 tech companies, driving more than 200 implementations of their solutions into government and millions in new revenue — we know how to help technologies enter new and complex markets effectively. Visit us at

  • Pangiam +

    Pangiam is a public-private partnership company creating a network of industry partners aimed at revolutionizing the future of operations, security, and safety at airports, seaports, and land border crossings through the use of emerging technology. As a team of customs and security professionals with over 50 years of experience at senior levels of the U.S. government, Pangiam has an intimate understanding of the security, facilitation, and disaster response challenges and aspirations of governments and industry leaders around the world. Learn more at

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