Our mission is to create an accessible, well-connected world by simplifying travel booking for events.

At Stay22, our mission is to empower all travelers to search and find accommodations that best fit their needs through our technology. Our location-based interactive map aims to provide travelers and event-goers with the ideal accommodation for their stay, regardless of budget. We also aspire to drive intelligent growth for businesses by offering a truly customer-centric approach through the access of unparalleled data, dedicated support team and seamless integration.

The story behind Stay22

Before Stay22
After being expelled from school, Hamed Al-Khabaz started his own business, Zilyo, a vacation rentals platform. At the same time, Andrew co-founded the largest ticketing platform for students in Canada, Studentsphere.
Hamed attended an event in Cologne, Germany. He quickly realized how difficult it was to find a suitable hotel for this event, in a new city with no knowledge of the local geography. This led him to create a map that displayed the venue location and hotel locations along with their prices. Being an avid Redditor, Hamed went ahead to post his handy little map on Reddit, which gained quite a bit of traction.
Joining forces
Hamed and Andrew met at Startupfest and decided to join forces.
The liftoff
They participated in the Travelport accelerator program in Denver, Colorado. A few months later, they were admitted to the Real Ventures incubator FounderFuel program in Montreal, Canada.
Airbnb partnership
Stay22 signed an official partnership with Airbnb.
Seed round
They raised a seed round of 750K, backed up by Real Ventures, 7Gate ventures and Travelport
Market expansion
Grew to different segments of the event industry such as Ticketing, Venues, Event discovery platforms, Event management platforms, etc.
More than just accommodations
Expanded their solution to include travel services such as car rentals, parking, restaurants, experiences and much more.
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Our founders

Andrew Lockhead
Andrew Lockhead
CEO & Co-founder
Founded the leading ticketing
platform for students in Canada
Hamed Al-Khabaz
Hamed Al-Khabaz
CTO & Co-founder
Founded a leading vacation
rental metasearch aggregator

Our partners

Trusted by 1000+ partners in 220+ countries and territories.
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Our investors

Real Ventures
Real Ventures
Canada’s most prolific
venture capital firm.
7 Gate Ventures
7Gate Ventures
Venture capital firm located
in San Francisco and Vancouver
Travel tech company with
an annual sales of over $2.5B

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