Startups make a splash in Airport Shark Tank

Sleepbox has been field-tested in Moscow. (Sleepbox / Arch Group Photo / Ilya Ivanov)

A stealthy company that’s been collecting data from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s baggage handling operation for the past 10 months has won this year’s Airport Shark Tank competition.

And so has a Boston company that builds booth-sized pods for travelers looking for a private place to work or chill out.

Bellevue, Wash.-based Alitheon and Boston-based Sleepbox shared the honors in the July 13 startup contest, which was inspired by the “Shark Tank” TV show and organized by the American Association of Airport Executives to cap off its third annual Airport Innovation Forum.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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