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PlaceChangers

PlaceChangers is a startup based in Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) founded to facilitate digital innovations in urban planning, architecture, and construction. Our mission is to facilitate liveable neighbourhoods through better planning. Amongst the things we do, we offer an online platform to help our clients engage, connect, and collaborate with stakeholders relevant to the project. Let us help you achieve your objectives while improving the inclusivity, resilience and sustainability of your investments. 

Team

Nick Hope

Nick Hope

Nick Hope

CTO and Co-founder

Nick Hope is CTO at PlaceChangers responsible for product delivery. As an enthusiastic software architect with a passion for quality, scalable products that make a difference, Nick makes sure our products live up to your expectation.

Sebastian Weise (PhD)

Sebastian Weise (PhD)

CEO and Founder

Sebastian Weise is commercial lead and expert in local planning and construction. He contributes to our user experience work with his detailed background in user research, application prototyping, and product validation.

Advisory board

Gard Jenssen

Gard Jenssen

Governments and Smart Cities

Gard brings expertise in smart cities, government, and venture capital. He was once VP Product at Yahoo and advised the Norwegian government. He partner at Smart Cities Norway and an active tech investor.

Justin Souter

Justin Souter

Lean start-up and market validation

Justin is a start-up mentor in the North East of England passionate for lean startup methods. In the past he worked for 10 years as a consultant in enterprise IT.

We were finalists in the InnovateUK challenge on “Innovating in urban spaces”. Most recently we won funding from the Future Cities Catapult as part of the Future of Planning competition. Besides regular revenue, we received grants from the following organisations. 

We can help on a range of projects, including regeneration schemes, neighbourhood plans, comprehensive transport and infrastructure plans.