ODI Startup Accelerator


The Open Data Institute invites your team to apply for the ODI Startup Accelerator: a year-long, bespoke programme for data-oriented startups.

Building on three years of successful incubator programmes, which have helped create hundreds of jobs, we are expanding our startup impact by creating a new accelerator programme, a UK-based initiative run across two UK cities – Leeds and London. It is open to applicants around the world, to support startups to innovate with data, creating economic, social and environmental impact.

We offer:

  • Office space in both Leeds and London, UK
  • Dedicated support team for finances, HR, communications, administration
  • ODI non-executive director on the board of each startup or equivalent support
  • Week-long introductory bootcamp
  • Ongoing monthly training in core skills
  • Suite of white label templates (eg business plans, contracts)
  • Targeted mentor support
  • Support for tax compliance
  • Showcase events with investors
  • Membership of the ODI’s global network and associated events

We welcome applications from data-oriented startups, at all stages, around the world. You will need to be located in the UK for the duration of the programme - a full year from August 2016.

This suite of services is offered in exchange for equity of up to 10%.

Applications for the accelerator are now closed. The deadline for submissions was Monday 11 July at midnight (BST).

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