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November 14, 2017

Startup in Residence Program Expands to 12 Jurisdictions Nationwide

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., and Houston. RELATED San Francisco’s Startup in Residence Program Seeks to Expand Across North America
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May 26, 2017

5 Ways Anyone Can Get Involved to Help Foster Kids

It’s National Foster Care month in May and I wanted to highlight some ways anyone can get involved, no matter what your life situation is. There are about 400,000 foster children in the US. Less than 5% of children will go into foster care and yet California estimates that 25% of their prison
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April 1, 2017

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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October 1, 2016

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 goal of the presenters. I do remember one presentation. It stood out for its simplicity
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September 27, 2016

San Francisco proves that city-startup collaboration can work

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 need the support of new technology to keep up with the increases in urbanization and
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