After a fantastic response to The Billion Journey Project call for applications, Go-Ahead are very excited to welcome the inaugural 10 innovative businesses onto our first accelerator programme.
The Billion Journey Project selection panel were incredibly impressed with the calibre of applications and quality of the businesses that they met. The initial cohort of 10 businesses all demonstrated:
- Innovative solutions which have the potential to transform the rail and travel industries.
- Commercial acumen and proven track records of success
- Technical expertise
- Understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the Go-Ahead Group
CommuterClub is a UK-based financial services company backed by British tennis player Andy Murray that retails and provides loans for annual season tickets, allowing commuters to pay for them in monthly instalments. CommuterClub was founded in 2013 by Petko Plachkov and Imran Gulamhuseinwala. Imran was honoured for his work in the FinTech industry in January 2017 in the Queen's Honour list with an OBE. As of 2016 CommuterClub had over 10,000 customers and £20mn of loans to date.
At TravelAi we bring the consumer into the mobility conversation. Our tools generate unique insights into how people use transport infrastructure, be it private or public modes of transport, foot or mechanised. These insights capture seasonality differences, travel patterns, mode splits, predictability and behaviour shift opportunities beyond the usual transport silos. TravelAi is a software and context-sensing platform for transport/mobility use cases. Designed to solve real world problems and delivered by way of smartphone apps. Our software runs 24/7 in the background studying speed, location and pattern of movement to automatically determine the user’s route and method of transport.
Airportr is an app enabled digital service platform for airlines, which allows passengers bags to be checked-in from their doorsteps, so they can travel to and through the airport without baggage, next seeing it in destination. We’re helping airports and airlines manage their capacity, expand without building more infrastructure and encouraging public transport utilization, with improved mobility. Our vision is for a smarter, world-class, connected transport system where over 50 million passengers who travel to or from London airports by car or taxi, are presented with a better solution. Having bags checked-in all over the city, and travelling to the airport by rail, unlocks large scale modal shift and reducing congestion on these arteries that connect our city and airports.
Sheprd is modernizing the School Bus by making it safer, more efficient, more enjoyable, and more convenient. Our technology matches kids with others going the same way and our dedicated drivers (background checked, pediatric first-aid certified, 7D licensed) provide transportation in our fleet of safe, fully-insured and licensed Land Rover SUVs (seatbelts, airbags, AWD)
The Business Intelligence Platform for Urban Bus Networks. CitySwifter uses Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Optimise Urban Bus Networks. Our technology creates a supply and demand equilibrium, generates accurate capacity predictions and optimises vehicle requirements. This solution then generates measurable improvements in efficiency and reduces the costs associated with providing the highest quality public transport service in Large Cities. Proudly supported by the Wayra UK, Telefonica, Enterprise Ireland & DCU Ryan Academy.
Zeelo, the on-demand coach service, is on a mission to reinvent inter-urban transport. Whether you are travelling to see your favourite sports team, music festival or looking for a more convenient way to commute, Zeelo uses its unique AI-powered algorithm to connect like-minded people with direct and hassle-free and coach services based on consumer demand.
Urban Things (Ticketless)
Ticketless is the modern passenger, journey and payment solution for modern transport operators.
Combine the benefits of account-based travel with a frictionless experience for your passengers – all for a fraction of the cost of current ticketing solutions. The Ticketless app is an all-in-one solution for ticketing, journey planning and real-time travel information. Built natively for Android, iOS and web by the team behind the the critically acclaimed Bus Checker suite
Hygiene Pro Clean
Hygiene Pro Clean offers a complete turnkey solution providing services to rail and almost any industry, whether it is specialist cleaning, infection control or decontamination. We can be part of your business or provide a business solution in equipment, chemical treatments, training and developing company protocols to meet your specific requirements.
Bontouch is an award-winning product innovation agency that partners with brands such as Post-it® and Coca-Cola to create unique and transformative digital customer experiences. With its 80+ designers and engineers, Bontouch serves clients in North America, Europe and Asia from three studios in New York, London, and Stockholm. Today, the products that Bontouch helps create are used by more than 50 million people in 196 countries.
Realtimeknowledge.com is an award winning workflow & task management company. Allowing you to go paperless, Build reports, checks and inspections quickly and easily with our workflow designer. Publish so your teams can start getting realtime results straight away. It's Easy, flexible and intuitive Task & Workflow Management for individuals, teams and enterprise