InnovateKC Open Pitch


City of Kansas City, Missouri


Process Improvement


Budget Not Determined Yet

Procurement Method:

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Application Period:

October 16, 2019


December 1, 2019 3:59 PM

Q&A Period:

October 16, 2019 - November 11, 2019


The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a comprehensive solution to address public sector needs for our City.


Historically, technology has been a driver of increased productivity and innovation gains in many sectors with government being a notable exception. The barriers to government adopting new technology are plentiful. Most significant is a shortage of public sector-specific solutions and more fluid pathways for governments to work with smaller technology companies. This has typically left government of all sizes with two primary options: 

  1. Utilize technology intended for large, private enterprises, or 
  2. Develop a collection of customized solutions that require significant investment of time and resources. 

The STIR Program intends to bridge this gap by connecting public-sector agencies directly with technology entrepreneurs to seed product development that is specifically tailored to address public sector needs. With thousands of policy challenges, government has the potential to support a large ecosystem of best-of-breed technology solutions helping catalyze public sector innovation and technology. 

Requirements & Outcome

Innovative solutions to city operations that a startup can research, develop, test, and demonstrate with our various City Departments. 

An open pitch does not guarantee a partnership or section from a city department that is not currently participating in the 2019-2020 InnovateKC Cohort.