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Origami Labs Placed First at Marriott International Innovation Challenge

Origami Labs, a leading screen-free team communication solution company, participated in the Marriott International Innovation Challenge, one of the leading conferences in Asia. This one-day event was held on June 1, 2019, at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview in Shanghai, China. 

This time, Origami Labs explored beyond the current audio and ring form factor and presented its new hardware and UI solution in this challenge.

”Our attendance at Marriot International Innovation Challenge reveals our dedication to reshaping the way people communicate and how our solution is attracting and impacting companies where team communication is imperative,” said Christie Lai, a mechanical engineer at Origami Labs. 

The day-long event started with a morning panel, followed by a talk with Accenture, and finally, the pitch competition. At this pitch, Marriot is searching for new solutions to improve their customer experience. 

The competition composed of 7 teams from China and Hong Kong that focused their solutions around hospitality. With the theme of “Future Travel”, Origami Labs proposed a solution that played into their expertise: screen-less, voice-based team communication. Judges from Marriott and various other tech and investment companies evaluated a 7-minute pitch and a 3-minute Q&A. Origami Labs was awarded first place at the end. 

About Origami Labs

Origami Labs makes wearable technology solutions for consumers and businesses that make it faster, simpler, and less intrusive to use a smartphone. Started with ORII and now Oflo, Origami Labs focuses on creating screen-free technology that elevates the team’s efficiency while maintaining discreetness and awareness.

About Marriott:

Marriot International is an American multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. Marriot International is the largest hotel chain in the world. It has 30 brands with 7,003 properties in 131 countries and territories around the world as of March 2019. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

Origami Labs Press Contact: 

Praisella Yosep

Marketing & Community Engagement Specialist