About the Competition
Submit your applications to OpenData@anaeko.com
Our Open Data Business Model mini-pitch competition, invites entrepreneurs, students, technologists, graduates and industry professionals to identify an opportunity to monetise Open Data.
In teams of no more than 5 people, each team must describe their idea in no more than 2 pages, present their idea in no more than 2 slides, and deliver their elevator pitch to an expert funding panel of judges in no more than 2 minutes.
Our goal is to showcase sustainable businesses using Open Data, and facilitate cooperation between Public Sector data custodians, Private Sector innovation, and Business Funding.
Open Data Initiative
Data is the new oil, driving valuations of the companies who become custodians of “go to” master data sets for a particular domain. Globally recognised brand names have built highly lucrative ecosystems around the data they have collected. Facebook for social interactions, LinkedIn for business, Amazon for online purchase, Tesco for household grocery spend are just some of the leaders in the data landscape. These companies have built sustainable businesses using data, delivering valuable highly personalised services and charging for access, while making some data freely available.
Open Data initiatives, including Open Data NI, make valuable data freely available and redistributable without a license. In the Public Sector, where the collection of this data is funded by the public purse, there is an imperative to make this information freely available, but Private Sector commercial services, with a sustainable business model, are required to extract maximum value from this freely available Open Data.
Having spent a decade helping companies find, prepare, share, use and monetise data, Data Optimisation specialist Anaeko is leading this initiative to help educate Private Sector innovators about commercially viable business models using Open Data.
Teams have 3 weeks to prepare and submit their idea, for a shortlisting process that will select 5 teams to present at our Pitch Competition on the 30th July.
Download the full Mini-pitch Competition Outline: Mini-pitch Competition Rules and Details
21st July 2020, 5pm
Submit your Open Data Mini-pitch applications to OpenData@Anaeko.com
24th July 2020
Shortlisted teams selected to pitch to industry judging panel will be announced.
30th July 2020, 2:30pm – 4pm
Shortlisted entries deliver an elevator pitch.
Open data business model
Our Open Data Business Model mini-pitch competition, invites entrepreneurs, students, technologists, graduates and industry professionals to identify an opportunity to monetise Open Data. In teams of no more than 5 people, each team must describe their idea in no more than 2 pages, present their idea in no more than 2 slides, and deliver their elevator pitch to an expert funding panel of judges in no more than 2 minutes. The winner will receive prizes, kindly donated by our sponsors, gain public exposure from our digital promotion, and most importantly will have validated their idea with a Business Funding Panel who could help take the idea further.
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