Yay! Go Jauntly & Ordnance Survey
Over the last 3 months, the team at Go Jauntly have been busy putting the final touches together pleased to announce that we won a place on the funded Geovation accelerator programme with Ordnance Survey as well as a competition to kick-start our company through Vestd, an equity sharing platform where you can exchange equity for tasks and skills. These opportunities fit perfectly with our ethos as we’re big believers in collaboration, the sharing economy and the health and wellness benefits of walking - whoop!
Geovation, the innovation hub and ideas incubator for Ordnance Survey, will work closely with the team to support our progress and help bring our location and information based technology to market and accelerate the scale over the coming months.
"We were excited to welcome Go Jauntly onto the accelerator programme because they’ve shown a really novel way of engaging consumers in healthy outdoor activities through a new and exciting consumer product. They are a really strong team with a positive start-up ethos and we really liked the way they resourced themselves through community platforms like, Vestd.” - Alex Wrottesley, Head of Geovation.
Walking is easy, free and enjoyable and the health, social and environmental benefits are obvious yet Children living in London are suffering from an unhealthy start in life. We believe we need to attract a new and wide audience to the pastime. Through Go Jauntly you will be able to:
- Discover Walks - Find new walks based on your location. Simple photo guides help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest and places to eat and use the loo. Save the walks you love so you can enjoy them again and again.
- Curate your own - Got your own walk you particularly love? Use Go Jauntly to document your route, take photos to create your guide and add details that other people may find useful or interesting.
- Share with friends - Add your walk to the Go Jauntly community. And don't just share it digitally – share it in the real world too by taking friends and family on your newly created jaunt!
"Geovation's excitement at the potential of our product, which plans to turn the traditional walking app on its head has helped validate all the research, strategy, design and product development that the team have been furiously working on to date. Thanks to the win, the future of walking is definitely, Go Jauntly." - Hana Sutch, co-founders and CEO
Read Ordnance Survey’s press release here.
Go Jauntly is launching in London in November 2016.
We love to talk just as much as we love to walk so if you're interested in getting involved, becoming a partner or finding out more about Go Jauntly, or just have an amazing walk or idea you'd like to share, you've come to the right place, Join our Jaunt! To speak to someone on the team, contact us here.
Discover walks, curate your own and share outdoor adventures.
A free community-based app, Go Jauntly invites you to find local walks created by the people who love and know them, create your own and share them with you friends.