February 20, 2024

GoTab and NYU SPS Jonathan M Tisch Center of Hospitality Innovation Hub Experiential Learning Lab Join Forces to Propel Future Innovators in the Hospitality Industry

Arlington, Virginia, February 20, 2024 - - GoTab, a leading provider of innovative restaurant technology solutions, is excited to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Innovation Hub Experiential Learning Lab (HI Hub Lab). The NYU SPS Tisch Center HI Hub Lab, known for fostering technology-enabled learning and creative projects in the hospitality industry, provides state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, and hospitality technology community to learn and grow.

This collaboration extends GoTab’s commitment to elevating hospitality and educating future hospitality leaders by offering the full range of its cutting-edge restaurant technology to the HI Hub Lab. This includes GoTab’s Point of Sale (POS) system, Pocket POS, and KDS Kitchen Display System. GoTab is dedicated to providing comprehensive training, specialized branded NYU menus, and hands-on experience, allowing students to immerse themselves in technologies reshaping hospitality and apply them in real-life scenarios.

"Our goal is to equip students with precise knowledge and expertise, enabling them to thrive in the competitive hospitality field and secure successful careers post-graduation. In addition to technology integration, GoTab has actively engaged with both graduate and undergraduate courses through guest lectures, live demonstrations, insightful marketing presentations, and practical technology applications, says Patricia Mejia, chief marketing officer of GoTab. This semester, GoTab is taking an extra step by collaborating with the Master's program courses, specifically their capstone project. This collaboration has opened doors to valuable research opportunities and initiatives. GoTab meets weekly with student groups to discuss the project, share findings, and provide industry insights to the next generation of hospitality leaders.

Vanja Bogicevic, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor and Director of the Tisch Center HI Hub Lab at NYU, expressed excitement about the collaboration, stating, "The HI Hub Lab is thrilled to collaborate with GoTab on providing our students with hands-on training and experience using the latest innovations in restaurant technologies. This collaboration is a unique opportunity to empower students interested in restaurant entrepreneurship to learn from real-world technology solutions and apply their creativity and problem-solving skills to transform restaurant operations."

The collaboration between GoTab and the NYU SPS Tisch Center signifies a powerful alliance aimed at shaping the future of the hospitality industry through education, innovation, and hands-on experience. As both organizations continue to explore new avenues together, the impact on the next generation of hospitality leaders is poised to be transformative.

About the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating close to 30 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields.

Through its undergraduate degree in hotel and tourism management, its graduate degrees in hospitality industry studies, tourism management, and event management; a plethora of Professional Pathways programs; and its world-renowned hospitality investment conference, students gain the knowledge and the skill sets that enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the businesses of hospitality, travel, and tourism. The Tisch Center recently launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it serves. The state-of-the-art facilities offer students, start-ups, established industry partners, and investors opportunities to learn, discover, innovate, and invest.



Michael DeMeo