Our partners are committed to helping communities make progress through cross-sector collaboration for improved technology solutions.

We partner with leaders that support technology advancement, economic development, and community-driven solutions to government challenges.

Impact Partners 

Startup in Residence has been able to scale with the support from organizations furthering economic development and advanced connectivity solutions for communities.  The program is supported by partners such as the federal Economic Development Association and US Ignite.




Technology Advisory Board

The Technology Advisory Board provides guidance to ensure the long-term success of the STIR challenges.

Comprised of a select group of engineers and R&D experts from global technology organizations, the Board reviews STIR challenges to provide technical advice and guidance. 

The TAB is chaired by Will Barkis, Principal at Orange Silicon Valley.  

Government Partners

STIR government partners 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. Government partners 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.



Metropolitan Transportation Commission

San Francisco

Santa Cruz County


Washington D.C.

Miami-Dade County


San Leandro

Santa Monica

Walnut Creek

West Sacramento


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.