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
Educate and support government leaders and select startup solutions to most effectively meet the identified government challenges
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.
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.
CivStart partners with individual local governments on specific initiatives that align with our mission