CREATING RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER
The CivStart Program
The CivStart accelerator program provides 24 immersive months of customer development, product development, network building and expert guidance for startups all in preparation for securing state & local contracts. Our accelerator is unique in that our mentors are experts in state & local government challenges and opportunities.
ACCESS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Identified by CivStart as priority targets. CivStart will reach out to leaders in targeted governments and facilitate introductions and meetings. We will help you see opportunities through their entire sales cycle.
Including key stakeholders, budgets, opportunities, and more, to help with developing customer acquisition strategies.
REFINING YOUR MARKET STRATEGY
By helping you clearly understand state & local government problems. When you know the current challenges—and share the vision for the future—at the outset of the procurement process, you are better equipped to respond to RFPs.
MEDIA & COMMS TRAINING
We provide guidance to startups to create, implement and manage effective strategies for communications with mentors, customers, and investors. We also provide media training to founders on how to talk about their company to media.
TAPPING INTO INDUSTRY EXPERTS
With our Advisory Board. While our goal is to quickly accelerate our startup partners’ adoption rates, we know you’re thinking about the future. Our Advisory Board Members commit time and resources to provide insight and advice into growing your business with state & local governments.
GETTING YOUR PRODUCT IN FRONT OF KEY PURCHASERS AND THOUGHT LEADERS
Through focus groups, and roundtable discussions (virtual options will be available). Case studies and white papers will also be developed by our team through a collaborative process with your team.
ABILITY TO SHOWCASE YOUR SOLUTIONS
Within our online community/marketplace of local government officials to duplicate.
Weekly check-ins with the CivStart leadership team are an invaluable part of our accelerator program. During these meetings, we provide essential assistance in areas where startups need the most help.
Our Demo Day is a powerful platform for startups to showcase market-ready solutions to an audience of state & local stakeholders, investors, thought leaders, press and influencers.
TECHNOLOGY AND GOVERNMENTS GROWING TOGETHER
We help you be a part of the solution. CivStart’s Startup Program is designed to propel you forward by focusing on what you need to be successful now and in the future.