City Innovate Announces STIR Labs 2020-2021 Cohort Matches
San Francisco, CA — City Innovate enters the next phase of the STIR Labs framework with 17 partnerships between local government and universities. STIR Labs is a framework for government-academic applied research projects with direct community impact and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Through initiating partnerships between expert academics and the changemakers in […]
City Innovate Announces STIR Labs 2020-2021 Cohort
San Francisco, CA — Today, City Innovate announced that nearly 20 governments from across the US were accepted into the inaugural cohort of STIR Labs, a ground-breaking program that transforms how government and researchers collaborate. STIR Labs curates local university-government partnerships so that local public funds are shared within the same space and reinvested in […]
City Innovate Launches New Localized Model for Government-Public University Partnerships that Accelerate Community Impact
San Francisco, CA — Today, City Innovate announced the launch of STIR Labs, a ground-breaking program for government entities and researchers to collaborate with the community. City Innovate brings innovators to government through procurement automation to accelerate sustainable impact. STIR Labs is an awardee of the NSF EAGER grant, which awards proposals with potentially transformative […]
City Innovate announces 50 startup-friendly government contract opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to help improve cities
City Innovate is welcoming startups and small businesses to apply for contract opportunities with governments across the country. Governments are seeking assistance with data, information technology, predictive analytics, SaaS, process improvement, efficiency, communication, and more. San Francisco, CA — Today, City Innovate announced over 50 civic challenges for the next round of Startup In Residence […]
City Innovate Announces New Government Technology Solutions from Startup in Residence Program and Application Deadline for Next Cohort
San Francisco, CA — Today, City Innovate announced new technology solutions developed through the 5th Startup in Residence (STIR) cohort, highlighting the importance of civic innovation and leveraging technology to improve government services. City Innovate is now inviting governments to apply to join the 6th STIR program cohort. In the 5th cohort, 22 governments and […]
City Innovate Announces 40 Startups Selected by 22 Governments to Participate in Ground-Breaking 16-week Program
San Francisco, CA — Today, City Innovate announced the 40 startups selected through a competitive process that will participate in its 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program. Nearly 700 startups vied for a chance to work with 22 governments for the opportunity to secure a contract. The selected startups will volunteer their time with government […]
17 local governments join inaugural STIR Labs cohort
The civic-technology corporation CityInnovate on Tuesday announced the first government members of a new program that will bring research universities and local government agencies together to solve community economic and environmental challenges.
What’s New in Civic Tech: STiR Launches Academic Component
Plus, Philadelphia launches a new contracts hub aimed at simplifying vendor procurement processes, and Philadelphia also announces a new PHLConnectED program to foster remote learning for the fall.
For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies
CityInnovate, the San Francisco-based civic technology corporation behind the Startup in Residence program, is looking to connect at least 10 state and local government agencies with their local universities to research economic recovery this fall.CityInnovate, the San Francisco-based civic technology corporation behind the Startup in Residence program, is looking to connect at least 10 state and local government agencies with their local universities to research economic recovery this fall.
A new website matches cities with pandemic help, but many aren’t ready for partnerships
Jay Nath, co-CEO of the San Francisco-based civic technology corporation CityInnovate, was one of many last week to lend his services to local governments dealing with the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Carlsbad, Calif.’s New Approach to an Old Government Problem
Cities frequently use RFPs and other traditional procurement methods when looking for technological solutions. But Carlsbad, Calif., has struck out on a new path with its recent request for qualifications.
Here Are All of the Current Startup in Residence Challenges
City Innovate published more than 50 challenges from state and local governments across the country. Tech companies will now have the opportunity to propose solutions for the governments to try out.
STiR Talks 2019 Successes, Next Round of Gov Tech Partnerships
The program, which has consistently created public-private partnerships to develop tech-oriented solutions to government hurdles, announced some of its latest partnership results this week.
What’s New in Civic Tech: STiR Now Accepting Applications
STiR, for the unfamiliar, is a program aimed at fostering better working relationships between government and startup companies. In addition to opening this year’s applications, STiR is also hosting webinars for interested government agencies.
Google, Accela, Esri Among New Mentors to STiR Startups
Accela, Esri, Google, Microsoft and five others will be giving marketing advice, business development resources and mentorship to the 22 startups currently involved with STiR’s 16-week cohort, which concludes in May.
Bay Area Public-Private Partners Explore Transit Data Mashup
Interline and the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission are working to create a single platform where people can find all the information they need to travel seamlessly using multiple transit operators.
STiR Program Announces 40 Participating Startups for 2019
Using what is quite possibly the fastest RFP process in the gov tech space, a list of 700 applicant companies has been pared down in preparation for this year’s four-month program.
New CA Governor Creates Iterative Approach to Technology
One of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's first acts after inauguration was to sign an executive order creating a new path for state agencies to buy technology, pushing procurement in a more modern direction.
City Innovate unveils 81 government contracting opportunities for startups
STIR began as a pilot in the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation in 2014, but quickly spun off as a separate nonprofit and expanded to include all of North America. The nonprofit has a goal of expanding to 100 city, county and state partners, which it says it can do within five years.
Startup-in-Residence Grows to 31 Agencies, Welcomes Its First State
The San Francisco program, which embeds startup companies in local government to help them tap into tech expertise, is growing nationally and internationally.
What’s New in Civic Tech: Gov2Go Expands to Colorado
Plus, Barbara Bush Foundation sponsors adult learning app competition; Sacramento’s Civic Lab celebrates its inaugural graduating class; City Innovate looks to hire a program director for its Startup in Residence Program; and civic tech continues to go to the dogs.
Govtech Fund Announces Second Fund, Reveals Where Boston and OpenGov Leaders Went
The firm has a pool of about $50 million total to draw from now.
Startup in Residence Aims to Expand to 100 Cities, Announces Newest Local Government Projects
The program's latest projects range from improving 311 efficiency to rounding up a city's list of buildings for hurricane damage assessment.
San Francisco’s Jay Nath Leaves City Hall to Focus on Startup in Residence
Nath has joined nonprofit City Innovate Foundation as its co-executive director. His former deputy Krista Canellakis has replaced him as chief innovation officer.
San Francisco’s Startup in Residence Program Seeks to Expand Across North America
If the program continues its successes, it could change how startups and government work together, leading to an increase in civic innovations. All interested cities must RSVP before Aug. 4 to be eligible to apply.
Miami-Dade County Demonstrates How to Overhaul Urban Mobility Through Integration
Miami-Dade County, along with the City Innovate Foundation, is releasing a playbook for local governments that adds ride-hailing and bike-sharing to the mix in the quest for truly multi-modal mobility.
Bay Area Startup in Residence Program: A Potential Pipeline for Regional Innovation?
With the second iteration of the Startup in Residence Program, four Northern California cities are gaining valuable tools and resources for citizens while chosen startups are earning persuasive use cases to help them scale into the gov tech market.
San Francisco’s Superpublic: Cross-Discipline Working Space to Target City Challenges
San Francisco's new lab brings partners from academia, state and federal government, and the private sector to tackle such challenges as performance-based procurement and transportation.
Mayors Report Innovation Challenges at City Innovate Summit
Innovators will gather June 17-18 in San Francisco to collaborate and look at co-creation — where the city is a platform.