(STIR)

Since 2013, the STIR program has been matching the best and brightest startups with governments primed for innovation

The most innovative technology doesn’t have to be out of reach for government. We help cities, counties, and states leverage Challenge-Based Procurement to find innovative startups who can help them solve problems important to their communities. We enable startups to get government contracts with less time and effort.

Governments

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Startups

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(STIR)

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.

STIR 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

A Few of Our Clients

How It Works

Develop Problem Statements.

Government departments define challenges as concrete problems to be solved.

Submit Proposals.

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

Co-Create with Government.

Governments choose startup partners to co-create solutions through a no-cost program.

Contract Awarded.

The best startup solutions receive a contract.

Are you a government interested in learning more about STIR?

Governments

Looking for to address challenges important to your community?

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Startups

Working on a govtech product? Partner with government to impact communities.

Learn More