A. STIR is the first program that allows startups to work with city partners to build, refine and/or co-develop products that address critical and meaningful civic challenges.
The 16 week STIR residency also includes:
Training and Tools
STIR teams participate in a unique training program and learn from STIR ambassadors and strategic partners. The educational program provides technology startups and entrepreneurs working with government a foundational understanding of public sector context, contracting and procurement processes.
We are fortunate to have incredible mentors and ambassadors that help guide our teams towards success. Refine and practice your pitch, demo your product with experts and leaders in government, business, investors, community and media.
Cites and Startups who participate in STIR will gain access to the STIR network – platform for learning, sharing exchanging ideas amongst the cities and startups. Startups can access our learning libraries, to learn about government contracting, procurement, and sharing how products are co-developed. City staff can access our skill shares, that include learnings about agile development, user centered design, and many other skill-share resources. This platform for collaboration, convening and communication makes is what makes STIR the leading model of civic innovation at the local level.