Walking is the simplest form of exercise, but it has enormous benefits. As our lifestyles become ever more sedentary, doctors are increasingly prescribing walks to address medical conditions and our general wellbeing.

But how can patients stay motivated to keep it up? And how can doctors keep track of their progress? That’s where Lithuanian startup Walk15 comes in.

Founded in 2019, Walk15 is on a mission to engage people in physical activity. It provides a platform and an app, which companies and individuals can use to create and participate in step challenges, use their steps to unlock exclusive discounts, and analyse activity data.

The startup has built Lithuania’s largest fitness community, engaging 20% of the country’s population. It counts over 625,000 app users across the globe, while 1,300 companies are using its platform.