Where you choose to open a business plays a big role in whether you succeed or fail in small business. Many business owners make these decisions based on gut-feel or by doing extensive desk-research. How might open data help small business make better decisions?
Where you choose to open a business plays a big role in whether you succeed or fail in small business. Many business owners make these decisions based on gut-feel or by doing extensive desk-research.
Data sources and tools: My Victoria is a new open data platform that provides small businesses mapping and data services at the suburb and LGA level.
The My Victoria API provides data including population, income, industry, buildings, transport, schools and hospitals.
Using any dataset on data.vic, the My Victoria platform, open datasets available to you or your own empirical data show us how a small business might identify certain trends in areas that allow us to see what new types of businesses Victorians might start and in what areas they are most likely to succeed?
Eligibility: The use of any dataset featured on data.vic, myvictoria.vic.gov.au or data accessed through developer.vic.gov.au. Entries that cross reference Victorian government data with other sources will score highly.
Entry: Challenge entry is avilable to all teams in Australia.
Victorian API Catalogue
Victorian Government Open Data