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Application opens March 14th for a highly-selective and unique two-year govtech startup acceleration program.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2022) - Startups can now apply for CivStart’s two-year-long govtech acceleration program, which features a wide range of benefits and a unique approach to the growing state and local government technology market. Now in its fourth year, the program has featured a wide range of high-impact and high-growth startups focused on helping local governments serve their residents. Examples include WhyLine (recently acquired by CLEAR), CitizenLab, UpSquad, JusticeText, and Rheaply.

“CivStart’s startups are deploying technology in partnership with the most innovative local government leaders to make impact for communities across the country” explained Anthony Jamison, Co-founder and CEO at CivStart, “our program is designed to help these companies gain the language, resources, and connections to navigate the incredibly large, but extremely challenging state and local government market.”

CivStart’s application will be open until May 20th. Interested startups should apply at

For more information on the startups who have been a part of previous cohorts, CivStart’s local government innovation programs, and more, please visit

To schedule press interviews or for other follow-ups: Nick Lyell at nick [at]

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