Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Win a year's support for a geolocation start-up with the Ordnance Survey Developer Challenge 2014

Can you think of a current business to business (B2B) problem or opportunity that could be solved, at least in part, by using the most detailed, accurate and current location data that’s available for Great Britain?

Does the idea of launching your business, without incurring many of the typical overheads involved in starting-up, sound appealing? If so, you may be interested in the Ordnance Survey Developer Challenge 2014, a unique initiative we’ve launched in partnership with TechHub - one of the leading technology co-working communities in Great Britain.

Ordnance Survey is looking for innovative ideas for a B2B, product, service or application that uses Ordnance Survey geographic data at its core. The idea must hold the potential to be profitable or bring cost-saving benefits for businesses.

The National Mapping Authority will work in partnership with TechHub to offer the winner(s) an enticing package that’s been designed to help get their idea off the ground. As part of the prize, you’ll have free access to an extensive range of geographic datasets and services to develop your start-up.

You’ll also be able to tap in to 220 years’ worth of geospatial expertise, with access to ongoing technical guidance and advice from Ordnance Survey, providing you with the support you need to make full use of the datasets to unlock their full potential.

Secondly, you’ll also be rewarded a flex membership at the TechHub of your choice (London, Manchester or Swansea) alongside a fully-tailored mentorship programme. The programme will see TechHub deliver structured sessions around key topics such as: orientation; legal necessities; sales and marketing; pitching – to name just a few.

Entries are now open and will be accepted until midday on 28 February 2014; winners will then be shortlisted and asked to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges on 28 March 2014.

Key dates and how to enter

28 February – competition closes midday at 2014. Submit your ideas now!
7 March – shortlist invited to presentation day
28 March – presentation day in London
4 April – winners announced

Simply fill in this form to submit your entry!

Questions? Email us at: developerchallenge@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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