Customer Insights: Startups have the opportunity to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities in government, one of the largest purchasers of technology goods and services.
Mentorship: The program provides exposure to mentorship by leaders in both public and private sectors, including a network of successful civic entrepreneurs. The insights gained from working one-on-one with department leaders and city staff can translate into successful approaches for getting your next government customer.
Enabling New Opportunities in Government: Startups in the STIR program have the unique opportunity to begin working with local government agencies quickly, due to STIR’s RFP Innovations. This allows Startups who participate in the program and deliver successful technology solutions the opportunity to enter directly into contract negotiations with their departments, at the discretion of each Department.
STIR Network: As a STIR Startup, you’ll benefit from having access to the STIR network of startups, mentors, and government partners.