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

Joy Shan-Chun Kuo

Software Engineer

Joy is a software developer with curiosity for technologies and passion to build applications in an agile way. He helps start-ups develop their product and provides data and tech support for our members. 

Isabel Ulitzsch

Events Manager

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

Valentina Podda

Accelerator Programme Manager

Valentina is from a startup background and manages all aspects of the Accelerator programme. Before joining Geovation she worked at the Open Data Institute and ran her own startup. She has a background in Psychology and Computer Science.

Carly Morris

Head of Geovation

Carly leads the Geovation team and works on making Geovation the best possible place to launch your start-up or solve your problems using location data.

Sebastian Ovide

Engineering Manager

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

Co-Founder and Stakeholder Manager

A geographer, never happier than when bringing people and organisations together to generate sustainable propositions to common problems, collaboratively, for positive impact, locally to globally.  

Isabelle Chatel de Brancion

Commercial Delivery Lead

Isabelle is a seasoned RIBA architect and MBA, turned impact tech entrepreneur. She leads the Ops team (accelerator, marketing, events and community) and focusses on developing and delivering the best customer experience as well as new opportunities.

Nourin Abdal

Hub and Member Manager

Nourin looks after and is the first point of contact for all Hub Members. She also looks after the Geovation Community, deals with the office finance, and provides administrative and operational support to the hub, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

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