Startup in Residence (STIR) 

STIR connects government agencies with startups to develop technology products that address civic challenges. Over 16 weeks, startups and government work together to co-develop a solution that creates real impact.

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Is your City or Agency interested in STIR? Apply today! 

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  • Co-develop technology solutions that meet the needs of your department
  • Further your City’s leadership as a driver of partnerships and innovation
  • Exposure to effective innovation methodologies used by startups
  • Develop new partnerships locally & across the STIR network 

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  • Gain real insights into government by co-developing solutions with government
  • Mentorship from leaders in the public, non-profit and private sector
  • Receive direct product feedback from across the STIR city network
  • Expedited procurement process can lead to client contract after 16-week residency

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  • Develop new partnerships with public and private sectors leaders to drive impact and goodwill in cities
  • Meet civic entrepreneurs bringing new, innovative technologies to the public sector
  • Share your expertise and thought leadership during program panels, mentor sessions and at Demo Day

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The STIR Playbook

Learn more about STIR methodologies and key learnings in the STIR Playbook.

A detailed STIR manual is available to government partners that Join STIR.

Source & Scope Challenges

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Solicit & Select Startups

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The Residency

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Deliver & Celebrate

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The STIR Playbook

Source & Scope Challenges

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Solicit & Select Startups

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The Residency

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Deliver & Celebrate

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