Apply to Join the 2019-2020 Cohort2circles

Application deadline extended to June 30th.

Startup in Residence (STIR) connects government agencies with startups to develop technology products that help make government more accountable, efficient and responsive. Over 16 weeks, agencies and startups work together to co-develop custom solutions that address real civic challenges.



  • Senior Leader Support: Executive support and approval
  • STIR Lead: Point person to oversee the STIR program for your organization (~10% of their time)
  • Project Managers and Department Support: Executive-level support from selected government departments to for STIR projects and a team member to lead each challenge.


  • Priority Areas Commitment to identifying at least 1 – 3 civic challenges that are directly aligned with your organization’s or department’s priority areas.
  • Impact: Solutions to challenges will create real impact for community and/or staff.


  • STIR Membership: Annual membership fee, based on organization’s annual budget.
  • Department Budget: Ability for departments to procure solutions co-developed during STIR (at their discretion).