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Jay Nath

Co-CEO & Founder

Jay Nath is Co-CEO & Founder of City Innovate. Jay created STIR in 2013 while serving as the first Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, where he worked for more than a decade. In that role he was named an Obama White House Champion of Change, established the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, created the pioneering Civic Bridge program which brings pro bono talent from Google, McKinsey, Harvard Business School and many other organizations to solve critical challenges, and created the Mayor’s Executive Fellowship as part of the Obama Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Prior to public service, Jay was VP of Product at SquareTrade, where he led the strategy for their flagship product leading to their acquisition by Allstate for $1.4B. Before joining SquareTrade, he was a senior consultant at PwC, implementing health care software for Fortune 100 companies.

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After an intensive application process, the 2019 cohort of the Startup in Residence (STIR) program is officially off and running. This year saw growth beyond the areas served by last year’s program, with 31 government partners — including cities, counties, states, and regional authorities — participating in the program, up from nine jurisdictions last cohort.

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Who will develop the next big disruptive technology in the emerging $400 billion GovTech market? Will it be a bootstrapped startup, a government CIO, or a graduate research student? What if we said it could be all three?

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