The Startup in Residence Program (STiR) that brings together government and startups to explore ways in solving challenges faced by the city government. For 16 weeks, the startups will help identify the issues faced by the city. Through the use of data analysis and prototype solutions, the startups will gain insight and develop solutions in solving these problems. This is critical in showing how the government is incorporating the tech industry to innovate disruptive solutions and products to help support the problems faced by the city.
On Tuesday, April 19, four Northern California cities and a cluster of tech startups confirmed a set of new collaborations to assist citizens and departments on critical issues in the region.
The partnerships were announced as part of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation’s Startup in Residence Program (STiR). After a two-year hiatus, the program returned officially on Jan. 28 with support and participation from the neighboring cities of Oakland, San Leandro and West Sacramento. The group intends to borrow the startups’ entrepreneurial flare for problem solving by physically embedding them inside city departments for 16 weeks, tasking them with co-developing solutions with staff, and presenting them at a demo day this September.
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