About The Program

GeoInnovation – A Challenge for Startupreneurs is an exciting program for entrepreneurs who are building technology enabled start-ups. The challenge would empower start-ups to bring their GIS based business ideas to market, build a strong network with industry experts, investors and peer group. Most importantly, the program will give selected start-ups a platform to pitch their software products to Esri’s global customers.

Why GeoInnovation ?

  • A platform to build a GIS based application / software product and be part of the ‘Make in India’ movement.
  • Get guidance and mentoring by GIS experts
  • Face to face opportunity to showcase products to customers, incubators and investors at the Esri India User Conference 2017
  • Industry recognition for the best Product/App with a strong scalable business model
  • Winner will also get a chance to visit Global Esri Conference to showcase & exhibit the product to customers and partners from across the world.
  • Eligibility requirements

    • Indian B2B or B2G Start Ups who are building software products.
    • Have a unique, innovative, GIS-based business idea that brings strong commercial value. Social or a large citizen impact would be an added advantage.
    • Usage of Esri Technology in the product.
    • Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) ready with a scalable business plan.


  • Smart Cities
  1. Transportation
  2. Sanitation
  3. Water Distribution
  4. Water Management
  5. Electric Distribution
  6. Gas Distribution
  7. Citizen Engagement
  8. Public Works
  9. Health Care
  10. Safety & Security
  11. Land, Revenue and City Tax Management
  • Supply Chain Management, Distribution & Logistics
  • Technology
  1. IoT
  2. Big Data & Analytics
  3. Machine Learning
  • Others - Start-ups could also apply under additional relevant themes as well. If the idea is good, it would be considered.