Across the Bay Area, cities are reimagining how they deliver services. What if a city's trashcans could notify Public Works when they were full so the city could keep them from overflowing? What if airline passengers could get information about their flights or nearby dining options by talking to Alexa?
For 16 weeks, Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop products that solve real civic challenges. Since 2014, STIR teams have launched dozens of prototypes designed to lower costs, enhance productivity, and better engage residents to improve the delivery of government services, from disaster response to foster care to services for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Through their collaboration with startups, city governments are also transforming from the inside. The STIR program offers education for government and startup staff in areas including partnership, procurement, open data, civic technology trends, the technology marketplace, and new methods of product development and procurement.
This cohort, STIR has expanded nationally to 9 cities across the United States, including Houston, Miami-Dade county, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, Washington, D.C., and West Sacramento. Register here to get access to the livestream of the pitches from STIR startups and their government partners at the 2018 National Demo Day. STIR is also proud to feature West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon for special remarks on his city’s participation in the program and investor Monique Woodard as MC.
10:00am - Remarks from Krista Canellakis, San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer
10:15am - First round of pitches from Startups & City Partners
1:15pm - Second round of pitches from Startups & City Partners
2pm - Closing remarks