20th August 2019

Your Geovation Accelerator Programme application

Joss Harris

Interested in applying for the London or Edinburgh Geovation Accelerator Programme but not sure where to start?

This week, we have complied an overview and some top tips, as well as advice from our cohorts to support you in the application process.

So, if you’re pre-seed or at seed stage and you’re using location or property data, keep reading…

The benefits

London

• Receive up to £20,000 in grant funding
• Get access to data from Ordnance Survey (OS) and HM Land Registry (HMLR)
• Access to geospatial expertise from OS and land and property insight from HMLR
• Access to product development capabilities – we have a team of full stack developers that help you build your product/service offering
• Business mentorship and coaching
• Backed by years of industry experience and a network that reaches far and wide.

Edinburgh

• Receive up to £15,000 in grant funding
• Get access to data from OS and support from Registers of Scotland (RoS)
• Access to geospatial expertise from OS and land and property insight from RoS
• Access to product development capabilities – we have a team of full stack developers that help you build your product/service offering
• Business mentorship and coaching
• Backed by years of industry experience and a network that reaches far and wide.

 

Our top tips for your application

• Your application should be clear, concise and easily understood
• A clear plan about how you will deliver on the opportunity, what resources you will need and what success looks like
• A clear strategy on how you’ll bring a team together
• Evidence you’ve spoken to potential users and customers and you know what they might be prepared to pay
• Be prepared to join an open innovation model where risks, rewards and resources are shared within Geovation
• We aim to support companies who align their businesses with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

Advice

Hugh Farquhar, founder of Watchkeeper International (current cohort): “It’s really important to be honest about what the challenges are that you expect to face in implementing your idea. You might not want to talk about them, but being honest now demonstrates that you are prepared to face the challenges head-on and overcome them”

Brittany Harris, co-founder & CEO of Qualis Flow (previous cohort): “Know your target market and be confident in your knowledge. People will share their insights and challenge your ideas; take their feedback on board, but don’t let it undermine your conviction.”

Most importantly, we want our support and funding to have maximum impact. Help us understand how the Geovation Accelerator Programme will make a difference to your business and how we can make it a success!

 

For more information visit Geovation Accelerator Programme or email us to arrange a chat.

 

London

Apply for the GeoTech Accelerator Programme

Apply for the PropTech Accelerator Programme

 

Edinburgh

Apply for the joint GeoTech and PropTech Accelerator Programme