The Airpocket was conceived and created by Trish Smith, a first-time entrepreneur from Canberra, Australia. Trish had just boarded a flight when she saw somebody standing in the aisle, struggling with their carry-on luggage as a queue of passengers waited to get past to their own seats. As the idea evolved, Trish realised the benefits for all travelers of having a handy, compact carry-on bag for their travel essentials and personal belongings that could fit into the seat-back pocket.
Trish launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in March 2015 and shortly afterwards the AIRPOCKET Online Store went live. The Airpocket, the Travelbook and the Amenities Case are the first three travel products from AIRPOCKET.
Tanya Corcoran formally joined Airpocket as Managing Director in May 2015. Tanya has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of Sales, Management, Quality and Information management. She has worked with small businesses through to multinationals in a range of management and sales roles. Tanya’s strengths lie in business development and her ability to develop strong relationships and deliver results.
Trish and Tanya have been friends (and occasionally colleagues) since 1995.