GeoInnovation Challenge

About The Program

GeoInnovation – An Acceleration Platform for GIS Startupreneurs is an exciting program for entrepreneurs who are building technology enabled startups. The challenge would empower startups 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 ?


Investment Support

Chance to present and pitch to investors. Investor ready pitch presentations and business model documentation preparation support.


Business Acceleration

Elevate your venture to the next stage of its business cycle


Industry Connect

Build a strong network with industry experts, investors and peer group. 

Software Support

Software Support

ArcGIS technology access to all startups registered under GeoInnovation


Mentorship Program

Get mentored by technology and Business Experts

Software Support

Global Showcase

The top startup may get a sponsored trip to US for showcasing to 16000 global customers at  Esri UC


Market Place

Select start-ups will get an opportunity to put their apps in the marketplace that will provide them global exposure.


Media Visibility

Visibility through GeoInnovation coverage in media and possible media interactions.

Eligibility requirements

  • Indian B2B or B2G Startups 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
  • Early stage startups to startups who are already in the market and making revenues can also apply


This year the program is focused on the below mentioned sectors having GIS as the core component with technologies such as IoT, Cloud, Machine Learning, block chain, Mobile, big data and analytics.


  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources
  • Disaster Management
  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Land Records and Mining


  • Smart Cities
  • City Development


  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telecom


  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain & logistics
  • Manufacturing

Start-ups working in other industries can also apply. The idea/solution would be considered if it encompasses GIS technology.