Apply to Join the Summer 2019 Cohort2circles

Application deadline: April 30, 2019

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.

In addition to the advancements in areas such as digitization, citizen engagement, and public safety, STIR has a Mobility Track, which you can participate in.

STIR APPLICATION CRITERIA

Leadership:

Senior Leader Support: Mayoral Support or Approval from Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Resilience Officer, City Manager, Chief of Staff or Department Head.
Program Lead: Senior-level government staff member to oversee implementation of the STIR program.
Project Managers and Department Support: Each project requires executive-level support from the departments issuing the project and a mid-level staff member to manage the project with the startup in the 16-week project period.

Challenges:

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

Budget:

STIR Membership: $5,000- $25,0000 STIR membership fee, based on government’s annual budget.
Department Budget: Ability for departments to procure solutions co-developed during STIR (at their discretion).