Open data is data that can be used and re-distributed freely, by anyone. It extends to multiple sectors, such as weather, education, traffic and real estate. While there are many programs that look to help startups and scale-ups in North America, ODX Ventures looks to raise awareness of open data by focusing on businesses that use open data for commercial purposes.
“The ODX Ventures program provides us an opportunity to take advantage of the many business benefits open data provides,” said Jim Moss, Chief Happiness Officer at Plasticity Labs. “For Plasticity Labs in particular, it’ll help us gain a deeper understanding of what other factors impact people’s happiness in the workplace and across the rest of their lives."