We Are Geovation

Backed by years of industry experience and a network that reaches far and wide, we are a community of location-data and proptech collaborators looking to make positive change happen.

Since its inception in 2009 Geovation has become a leading proponent of the value of open innovation in the public sector. After opening its first space in summer 2015, Geovation has grown to support a community of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, academics, students and corporate innovators.

Our accelerators provide startups up to £20,000 in grant funding, access to data, experienced product development capabilities, geospatial expertise from Ordnance Survey and land and property insight from HM Land Registry, as well as business mentorship and coaching to help prepare for presenting to investors from the wider team and our partners.

Our Offer

You could be a developer wanting to delve into data, an innovator desperate to grow an idea or an entrepreneur with world-changing ambition. You might have an idea for your own personal project or be an SME or corporate organisation looking to get more involved in property or location innovation. Book a desk, network with peers, seek help from our tech team or talk to industry experts at our events. Whatever you need, we’re here to help you succeed.

Experienced software developers

Get hands on product design and engineering support from experienced software developers

World-class workspace

Complimentary refreshments, WiFi, printing, bike storage and showers in the heart of London’s startup community.

Access location and property data

Get help accessing and implementing the latest data products and APIs from Ordnance Survey, HM Land Registry and other public bodies.

Become a part of the community

Attend events and meetups, learn from expert speakers, share stories, ask questions and get help and support from your peers.

Our Team

James Gardner

Senior Software Engineer

James is a Virtual CTO. He loves assembling or building the right components to help your business gain traction in the market and with investors. 

Viv Alexander

Geovation Challenge Producer

Viv is based at Ordnance Survey’s Southampton HQ She helps keep Geovation connected to the wider business and provides ongoing support for the wider Geovation community.

Isabel Ulitzsch

Events Manager

Isabel organises and manages industry-leading events that inspire our diverse community of startups, experts and individuals.

Joy Shan-Chun Kuo

Software Engineer

Software developer with curiosity for technologies and passion to build applications in an agile way.

Alex Wrottesley

Head of Geovation

Alex draws on his own experience running media and technology startups to help entrepreneurs and innovators launch, build and grow new ventures using location and property data. Alex provides mentorship for our Founders and leads the Geovation team.

Sebastian Ovide

Lead Engineer

Sebastian started coding when still a kid and has over 20 years of professional experience building software for corporations, SMEs and startups. Sebastian leads the Engineering Team, jumps into the trench to do hands on work when he can and provides coaching to members.

Chris Parker

Geovation Co-Founder

A geographer, Chris builds partnerships and helps startups startup sustainably, through collaboration, open innovation, design thinking and experience of delivering location impact across public, private and third sectors at home and overseas. 

Luke Hampson

Engagement Manager

Luke manages national outreach and partnership opportunities for Geovation, by working with similar innovation initiatives that are based throughout Great Britain.

Nourin Abdal

Hub Manager

Nourin looks after all Hub Members and provides administrative support to Geovation, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Paul Nebel

Senior Software Engineer

Paul is a Virtual CTO specialising in technology leadership, product discovery and strategic analysis. He makes companies smarter, faster and more efficient through better use of appropriate technology.

Meet the whole team

How We Work

Our brand-new office space

Our new space is located on the fourth floor of Sutton Yard on Goswell Road. Sutton Yard embraces the future while remaining in tune with the area’s industrial past.

Expansive, open-plan and light-filled spaces create the perfect canvas for modern working, fresh thinking and creativity. We’ve just completed an amazing, brand-new Geovation-themed fit-out. We look forward to welcoming members to our new home where we continue to provide a space for location-based innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups to thrive.

"From the very beginning, Geovation has been amazing at introducing us to anyone relevant for our business at the time… Geovation has an amazing network of people right at their fingertips, willing to help fledgling entrepreneurs."

Richa Bhalla, CEO & Founder, Pedals