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State & Local Government Innovation Program

This 3 month issue-focused program powered by CivStart and e.Republic works closely with both government participants and startup solutions to meet top challenges through affordable and innovative solutions with wraparound support providing everyone peace of mind and ensuring success.

SEEKING: Innovation-focused government leaders addressing [focus area]

  • State, city, and county leaders

  • Heads of Departments, Mayors Office staff, City Managers and their Deputies

  • No technical knowledge required, but a commitment to engaging with innovative government technology solutions is a must

  • Preliminary idea of some challenges faced by the city that fall within the program focus area and could be considered for a pilot project

  • ...

Governments seeking help on challenges that fall outside this cohort's focus areas, or seeking longer-term support should consider our CIE program or reach out to us directly.

Innovation Education

Educate and support government leaders and select startup solutions to most effectively meet the identified government challenges

Listening Sessions

Identify core challenges within internal government processes and/or facing your local communities

Solution Research & Vetting

Get expert help to find and vet potential innovative, cost-effective startups solutions to meet those challenges

Pilot Program MAnagement

Begin to address those challenges immediately with  project management support for free or low-cost pilot programs as low-risk proof-of-concepts toward fuller-scale procurement.

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We came to the CivStart team with several challenges and we wouldn't have found such affordable and innovative solutions to those challenges without them.

Brandon Johnson, Vice Mayor of Wichita

Our Other Innovation Programs

The LGI program isn't the only way cities can access the many benefits of CivStart's innovation programming. Other programs offer different and unique benefits for government leaders and their communities.

City Innovation Ecosystems

In partnership with the National League of Cities and Kauffman Foundation, CivStart works with cities to rethink how they solicit tech solutions for civic challenges.

Direct Support

CivStart partners with individual local governments on specific initiatives that align with our mission

Case Studies in Innovation

Learn about the many cities that have approached meeting their challenges with the innovation, affordability, and opportunity provided by govtech startups.

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