2019 GovTech 100

The GovTech 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Government Technology as a compendium of 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States. In 2019, as detailed …

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Three Strategies That Helped San Francisco Increas...

The San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) was getting about four to five inquiries about foster parenting each month. Today they routinely get more than 20 per month. Here are three strategies San Francisco and Binti employed in developing a wider network of resource families…

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Startup in Residence Program Expands to 12 Jurisdi...

Startup in Residence (STiR), a program created in San Francisco in 2014 to make it easier for tech entrepreneurs to work with government, is expanding to 12 jurisdictions across the country, the largest of which are Washington, D.C., …

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A call to action for tech

This is a historic moment. A movement of this matter and magnitude in tech is unprecedented. As a founder of Bayes Impact, a nonprofit at the intersection of tech and social services, I’m energized by the prospect of uniting with technologists across the industry to fight for the rights and well-being of Americans.

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The Slides Left Behind

A couple weeks ago I watched ~15 companies present in one hour. That’s four minutes per presentation. As my photos will attest, it was a blur! I’ve forgotten most of them. Being forgetful is, of course, not the …

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San Francisco proves that city-startup collaborati...

It’s tough for startups – with shorter capital runways and track records – to work with the long sales cycles, aging systems and bureaucratic requirements of cities. And governments often find themselves frustrated, working with legacy systems that …

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