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Updates from our accelerator startups

How have the early-stage businesses we supported got on in the last 12 months?

28th November 2019

A group of people indoor rock climbing.

In May 2018 the OpenActive Accelerator began for 10 startups looking to use open data to help people get more active. 

Supported by the Open Data Institute and ourselves, OpenActive’s whole mission is to use open data to help people get active – with these 10 startups providing examples of the innovative ways in which it can be done. 

The startups had six months of support to help develop their businesses, including access to our expertise and insight.  

Now, a year on from the end of the accelerator, we take a look at how the startups have progressed and how their innovative uses of data are helping people to get active. 

“The OpenActive Accelerator programme was a fantastic opportunity for us to support 10 extremely passionate early-stage businesses,” said Allison Savich, our strategic lead for data and innovation. 

“We saw first-hand what it takes to start a business from the ground up.  

“We learnt that they want to progress at a fast pace, which our sector isn’t always used to, and that their journey is currently not as smooth as it could be. 

“We support their desire to inject new ideas and solutions into our sector, seeing this as an opportunity, not a threat, with benefits to be gained for anyone who helps them pilot their innovative tech businesses to help more people get active.” 

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