Program Partners

STIR Partner City

STIR Partner Cities have a dedicated, central point of contact who coordinates with the San Francisco based STIR Central Program to manage the 16 week STIR program in their city. STIR Partner Cities get the benefit of pre-work support from the STIR Central Program, throughout the 16 week residency. This includes up to 3 site visits in person or by teleconference from a member of the STIR team, as well as post-program reviews, wrap-up reviews, surveys and planning for future STIR cohorts. Learn more.


San Francisco

The City of San Francisco pioneered the Startup in Residence program in 2014. Over the past two cohorts, 14 teams of startups and City Departments have worked together to co-develop solutions for addressing civic challenges, such as streamlining the foster care application process, piloting a navigation app for the visually impaired for airport travelers, and developing a tool to assist building assessment in the aftermath of an earthquake or other disaster.

Program Lead: San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation

San Leandro

The City of San Leandro partnered with STIR develop tools and platforms that enabled them to make data-driven decisions for critical program areas. STIR teams developed a platform to visualize and track engagement, demographics and revenue across all city facilities and parks, created a manufacturing procurement platform connecting buyers to regional production capacity, and developed a budget management workbench platform for Civic IT Departments.


In 2015, The City of Oakland partnered with STIR to build user-centered platforms to address the needs of their community. STIR teams developed a user-friendly software tool to support their Head Start outreach, enrollment and administration, and created a Citizen Engagement Portal where community members could easily access and download important data sets,  and engage with the department through data stories, questions and comments.  

West Sacramento

The City of West Sacramento partnered with STIR to increase public safety through the data-driven decision making. STIR teams developed a platform that assists police and first responders to connect homeless citizens to the services they need, streamlined the building inspection, monitoring and reporting system and enabled Fire Responders to access data from the field.


STIRx is a network of partner cities that manage their program locally without the full program management support from the STIR Central Program team. Projects and programs are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a city-by-city basis, and follow a set of program guidelines Learn more.