Experiment, learn, launch and grow

Our Accelerator Programme

The Geovation Accelerator has built a reputation for being uniquely founder-friendly. We want you to focus on building your business, not tick boxes attending classes. We grant fund you, help you build your product up to MVP stage and provide 12 months dedicated space – as well as providing a wide range of other support services to help you succeed. 

Every startup’s accelerator journey is different. Some teams need product development support, others needs help with sales and marketing – some just need a great place to work, surrounded by like-minded people. You tell us how we can best support you.

So if you want to create a product or business using location or property data apply to one of  our Accelerators now. We have already helped launch and grow 79 startups, solving real-world challenges in connectivity, mobility, infrastructure, land and property, the circular economy and much more.

Join us and get the support you need to take your idea from concept to a product that could improve our day to day life – and maybe even contribute to a better future for us all.

If you’d like to discuss your idea with our team register as a Geovation member now!

Applications for our Autumn 2019 Accelerators will open on 15th July 2019. 

  • · Click here for more information about our GeoTech Track
  • · Click here for more information about our PropTech Track

 
New in 2019, the Geovation Accelerator Programme opens in Edinburgh! Backed by Ordnance Survey and Registers of Scotland, the Geovation Scotland Programme is the perfect startup accelerator if you are a developer, innovator or entrepreneur seeking to create a business using location or property data in Scotland. Applications for this Accelerator will also open on 15th July 2019 – click here for more information and to apply.

Programme Highlights

Both the GeoTech and PropTech tracks of the Programme give you at least 6 months of focused support.

Mentors

Connect with Geovation alumni, successful entrepreneurs and advisors and get expert support from industry leaders.

Funding

£10,000 grant funding over 6 months, with opportunity for a further £10,000 grant funding.

Workspace

12 months dedicated desk space for your team, bookable meeting rooms – and lots of whiteboards.

Data

Access to a range of open and proprietary datasets from Ordnance Survey, HM Land Registry and other partners.

Product Development

Access dedicated support from Lean and Agile development teams.

Marketing and PR

Active promotion and marketing or your project and opportunities to host your own workshops and presentations in our event spaces.

Professional Development

Facilitated workshops and 1:1 sessions covering finance and fundraising, business planning, legal & IP, company law.

Personal Development

Presentation and pitch training, learning how to communicate to sell and 1:1 founder coaching give you the skills and mindset you need to succeed.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help launch and grow innovative solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges that harness the power of data and technology.

Location is at the heart of the many successful digital products and services, and together, land and property make the foundation of our national economy. 

Working with startups helps OS and HMLR develop new models to make it easier for businesses to use our data – and deliver the ground-breaking innovations that will deliver our industrial strategy.

Geotech

Geovation is an initiative of Ordnance Survey (OS), to deliver its commitment to open innovation in the geospatial industry. The aim of this commitment is to gain insight to how geospatial data can further contribute to the UK digital economy and inform our own digital transformation. We achieve this by promoting, supporting and investing in startups like you.

Proptech

HM Land Registry (HMLR) has joined OS as partners in innovation to support businesses revolutionising the property industry using data and technology, through the PropTech track of the Geovation Programme.

Scotland

New to Autumn 2019, Registers of Scotland and OS are partnering to bring the Geovation Accelerator Programme to Edinburgh. From our new location, we’ll be supporting both Geotech and Proptech startups to launch and grow.

Success Stories

We’ve already helped 79 startups go to market, solving real-world challenges and growing the economy.

Flock

Cohort 3 | 2017 - Now

Pay-as-you-fly drone insurance

Go Jauntly

Cohort 3 | 2016 - Now

Discover walks, curate your own, and share outdoor adventures with friends.

AskPorter

Cohort 5 | 2017 - Now

We make managing spaces simple

Skyscape

Cohort 6 | 2017 - Now

Unleashing the vertical potential of our urban environment

Podaris

Cohort 2 | 2015 - Now

Real-time collaborative transport infrastructure planning

Thirdfort

Cohort 6 | 2018 - Now

The safest and easiest way to buy or sell a property

Shipamax

Cohort 2 | 2016 - Now

A team-based workspace, built for the bulk shipping industry

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"We visited a lot of Startup offices around town and I think this is one of the few spaces that actually feels like you can get work done."

Jenna Brown, CEO & Co-Founder, Shipamax