Mentoring & Mainstreaming Geospatial Innovation 8 April 2020 /// Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A platform to identify innovative geospatial & location tech startups and expand their reach to mentors, investors, policy makers and geospatial experts.

Outreach Partners
Prizes worth up to €50,000 up for grabs sponsored by Geospatial Media. 2-hour mentoring session by Rockstart, plus a once in a lifetime opportunity to pitch before leading global investors.
Apply for a spot before 31 January 2020.
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An innovative business idea can only grow dynamically with proper mentoring and networking. The geospatial industry has echoed for the need for relevant platforms for encouraging budding entrepreneurs. 'Startup Day' is the offering from Geospatial Media to promote startups that have the potential to mainstream geospatial technology.

We invite entrepreneurs providing exceptional answers to global challenges through the innovative application of geospatial and location technologies to join us at Startup Day 2020 to be held at Geospatial World Forum 2020 (GWF 2020).


We want to you excel as a startup and turn into a successful business in the long term. So, here are the three offerings from us - get mentored by leading investors, reach prospect clients, and network with global geospatial professionals and users.


Leading investors from the network of Geospatial Media are here to guide and mentor you as the jury during the Startup Day. Join our challenge, as the top ten startups that will lead our selection process will get a chance to pitch their business idea. Get an opportunity to impress the leading investors, get your critical entrepreneurial questions answered, get feedback, and get mentored. The leading winner of the challenge will get one-to-one 30 minutes of networking time with the mentor of their choice.


All the leading startups will get a complimentary table space at GWF 2020, where you can showcase your offerings throughout the exhibition day of the conference. Here is where you can impress upon your prospective clients and go global. So, ensure you are also ready to showcase your business. Get your marketing material prepared to pitch to potential clients as well.


GWF 2020 is bringing together 2000+ policymakers, geospatial industry leaders, leading decision-makers from user industries, and global geospatial professionals in one place. Two team members will get full complimentary access to the conference. Get ready with a cup of coffee and network with your prospective clients.


Dylan Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Voyager Space Holdings,
Dylan Taylor Chairman and CEO
Voyager Space Holdings
Nigel Clifford, Operating Partner, Marlin Equity Partners,
Nigel Clifford Operating Partner
Marlin Equity Partners
Peter Rabley, Co-founder,  PlaceFund
Peter Rabley Co-founder
Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe,
Rishad Tobaccowala Chief Growth Officer
Publicis Groupe

Are you eligible?

While innovative ideas are the need of the day, turning ideas into a successful business is the need of the hour. So, we want to ensure that we get the right talent before our esteemed jury and value of their time and efforts. So, here is our checklist, you need to tick.

  • You are a registered business in your country of operation
  • You have commenced your business after January 1, 2017
  • You have not filed for any bankruptcy, and your business should be a going concern
  • Full-time employees operate your business at the CEO, CTO level
  • Your business is not recently acquired nor is a part of any subsidiary
  • For businesses of more than 2-year-old, should have traction in the market with a generated revenue of at least USD 50,000

Selection Process

1 Submit your nomination
2 Get your nomination evaluated
3 Emerge in the top 6 startups list
4 Join the Startup Day
5 Present your pitch
6 Be the winner
7 Get mentored*

* Additional mentorship opportunities might be subject to availability.

Important Dates

31 January 2020
12 February 2020
23 March 2020
Startup Day Pitches & Winner Selection 8 April 2020