ODI Startup Programme: Intake #3


Be an ODI startup

Part of the ODI’s mission is to help startups unlock innovation using open data.

ODI startups have generated more than £1m over the past 12 months.



We feel privileged to have played a small part in such an exciting and dynamic organisation and have no hesitation in recommending the programme to other open data startups.

Ian Makgill, MD, Spend Network

Being based at the ODI has helped us hugely. Their support has allowed us to work out how to put open data at the centre of our data technology business, and has introduced us to customers and partners who have helped us both thrive as a commercial business and to have a much wider impact.

Francine Bennett, CEO, Mastodon C

The ODI has provided a great boost to the Open Bank Project! They have supported us with a bright, committed, well connected, pragmatic, focussed, eloquent, business savvy and supportive team!

Simon Redfern, CEO, TESOBE / Open Bank Project


Assessment criteria

We will assess every application based on the following criteria;

  • Strength of the idea

  • Market opportunity

  • Strength of the team

  • Market timing

  • Potential scale

  • Usage or creation of open data

  • Triple-bottom-line impact (social, environmental, economic)

We will prioritise those who work on things that matter.


If you’re interested in becoming an ODI startup please complete this form by 5pm 18th April.

All presentations will again be scored as above, and shortlisted for presentation to the ODI team for selection (week commencing 12th May). Winners will be welcomed into the ODI space from June 2014.

Thank you to those of you whom have already submitted an application. Your application will be considered as part of this process.