The San Francisco Mayor’s Office’s Startup in Residence Program launches third Global Call for Startups

Following the success of its two previous sessions, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, and the Cities of Oakland, San Leandro, West Sacramento are excited to announce the launch of the third edition of Startup in Residence. The 2017 application opens on Thursday, March 9, 2017 and closes Monday, April 10, 2017. Apply here.

“We want to create solutions in government with our partners to make innovation work for the public good”, said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “The Startup in Residence program brings us expert volunteers who will help the City address critical civic challenges with cutting-edge ideas.”

STIR connects government agencies with startups to develop technology products that address civic challenges. Over 16 weeks, startups and government work together to co-develop a solution that creates real impact. Since 2014, STIR has tackled dozens of civic challenges, such as streamlining the foster care process, recovering quickly from an earthquake, and giving homeless people the services they need in real time.

STIR City partners 2016
STIR City partners 2016

This year, Startups can apply to 20 challenges from across the Regional Partner Cities. The projects focus on a variety of civic issues, including: Safe and Clean Streets, Good Governance, Civic Engagement/Wayfinding, Economic Development and Financial Empowerment.

“We need teams in government that create products and services like a startup: scrappy, hungry, lean, and full of world-changing ideas” – Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer

To find out more about STIR, visit the STIR website