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The most innovative technology doesn’t have to be out of reach for government. We match the best and brightest startups with governments primed for innovation, so our cities don’t get stuck with solutions that don’t work and partnerships that don’t fit.

Learn more about our challenge-based approach to govtech procurement.

Our Customers

Startup In Residence (STIR) is a collaborative process that enables government agencies and emerging tech companies to co-develop and share solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time.

How It Works

Government departments define challenges

Startups submit proposals in a fraction of the time of a traditional RFP

Governments choose startup partners to co-create solutions through a no-cost, 16-week program

The best startup solutions receive a contract

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Explore Solutions

"Participating in STIR has been great for Binti. HSA has recommended us to other counties in California, so we can start scaling our impact and expanding our business."

-Felicia Curcuru, Founder, Binti

BINTI + SAN FRANCISCO’S HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY (HSA)

“In past instances where we’ve identified a need to improve upon a particular City service, we would go through a traditional procurement process with no surety that the procurement results in a meaningful solution. STIR provided us the opportunity to more efficiently identify challenges and potential solutions through a STIR managed startup solicitation process. As part of that collaboration with STIR, we identified the problem statement and were afforded 16 weeks to co-create a viable solution.”

-Jacques Chriazi, Business Development Manager, Economic Development Department, City of San Diego, CA

BINTI + SAN FRANCISCO’S HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY (HSA)

Building and scaling a mobile app to help families become foster parents faster

“After graduating from San Francisco’s Startup in Residence(STiR) program, one tech company has rapidly expanded itsgovernment business, signing 19 California counties on ascustomers in a five-month span. That would be Binti, whichused STiR to develop software to help speed up the processof approving applicants to become foster parents.”

-Ben Miller, Government Technology

BINTI + SAN FRANCISCO’S HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY (HSA)

By The Numbers

86

startups have participated in STIR

1k+

startups have applied to government challenges

29

governments use STIR for procurement

80%

of partnerships result in a contract

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