Here Are All of the Current Startup in Residence Challenges

City Innovate published more than 50 challenges from state and local governments across the country. Tech companies will now have the opportunity to propose solutions for the governments to try out.

by / October 16, 2019
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Startup in Residence, the national program that pairs startups with state and local governments in order to solve problems with modern technology, has published more than 50 challenges for its next cohort.

The challenges are, in effect, problems for which companies can pitch solutions. The state and local governments participating will then choose the pitches they like best and work with the startups to test their ideas out.

The deadlines vary by challenge, but the bulk of them are taking applications through Nov. 20.

As in years past, the governments include cities, counties, states and special districts spanning the country. The challenges cover a diverse array of subject areas, from tree planting to homeless shelters to tax delinquency.

City Innovate, the organization that runs STiR, will continue adding challenges as time goes on, but the initial batch can be found below.

This table was last updated on Oct. 16, 2019.

Organization State Challenge Categories Challenge Title Procurement Vehicle Link
Bay Area Rapid Transit California Data Analytics, Digitization, Geo Services Real-time Curb Management API Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Mobility Improve mobility by driving behavior change using gamification Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Digitization Electronic review and routing of city council items Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Workflow Employees at our industrial park location want barista-quality hot beverages Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California IoT Solution to monitor unmanaged open space and notify city of illegal activity Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Data Analytics, Data Collection City trail and open space utilization Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Communications, Open Gov Boards and Commission Management and Civic Engagement Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Digitization, Process Improvement Innovative Procurement and Contracting Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Data Collection, Process Improvement Construction and Maintenance Inspection Below RFP threshold Here
City of Carlsbad California Data Collection, Mobility Waze Connected Citizens Program Automation Below RFP threshold Here
City of Chula Vista California Mobility, Process Improvement, Public Safety Regional Approach to GPS-Based Traffic Signal Pre-emption and Advanced Traffic Signal Communication RFP Here
City of Chula Vista California Mobility Connectivity Improvements for Drone Operations None Here
City of Fremont California Resident Engagement City of Fremont Interactive Story Maps RFP Here
City of Kansas City, Missouri Missouri CRM / Application Management, Process Improvement Solution to track, manage and enhance business registration and resource referrals for small businesses in Kansas City RFP Here
City of Kansas City, Missouri Missouri Infrastructure Assessment, Public Safety Solutions for Automated Barricading of Roads and Signage Systems Informal RFP Here
City of Kansas City, Missouri Missouri Data Analytics, Data Collection, Digitization, Geo Services, Infrastructure Assessment, Workflow Solution to identify, place and define surface and underground assets RFP Here
City of Kansas City, Missouri Missouri Process Improvement InnovateKC Open Pitch RFP Here
City of Kansas City, Missouri Missouri Communications, Data Analytics, Data Collection, Natural Language Processing, Open Gov, Resident Engagement Better Tools for Community Engagement Below RFP threshold Here
City of Kansas City, Missouri Missouri Communications, Payments / Lending, Process Improvement Solutions for Small Business Development of Minority-Owned Businesses RFP Here
City of Long Beach California Communications, Digitization, Mobility, Process Improvement, Resident Engagement Video Chat for City Job Applicants Informal RFP Here
City of Long Beach California Data Analytics, Data Collection, Digitization, Workflow Monitoring of Affordability Covenants Informal RFP Here
City of Long Beach California Data Analytics, Data Collection, Process Improvement Tree Planting Tracker Informal RFP Here
City of Long Beach California Data Analytics, Data Collection, Digitization, Process Improvement Assessment of Fair Housing Informal RFP Here
City of Long Beach California Communications, Data Analytics, Data Collection, Process Improvement Housing Production Dashboard Informal RFP Here
City of Long Beach California AI/ML, Data Analytics, Data Collection, Resident Engagement Crowdsource Resident Feedback Informal RFP Here
City of Long Beach California Communications, Data Collection, Health and Human Services, Process Improvement Real-Time Bed Availability Informal RFP Here
City of Norfolk Virginia Communications Improve and increase community engagement with our residents through integrated communications RFP bus Here
City of Norfolk Virginia Communications, Health and Human Services, Mobile App, Resident Engagement Improve resident connections to people, information and place during the transformation of three public housing communities RFP bus Here
City of Norfolk Virginia Communications, CRM / Application Management, Health and Human Services, Public Safety, Resident Engagement, Workflow Digital platform to help our residents easily register for emergency sheltering RFP bus Here
City of San Jose California Process Improvement Automate the pricing of affordable homeownership units and automate the Household Qualification Process Informal RFP Here
City of Takoma Park Maryland Communications, Data Analytics, Data Collection, Geo Services, Mobile App, Natural Language Processing, Process Improvement, Resident Engagement Equitable Engagement for Everyone RFP Here
City of Takoma Park Maryland Communications, Health and Human Services, Infrastructure Assessment, Process Improvement, Resident Engagement, Resilience Workforce Woes: Underemployed and Disconnected RFP Here
City of Takoma Park Maryland Communications, CRM / Application Management, Data Collection, Mobile App, Natural Language Processing, Process Improvement, Resilience Getting to Know You: Building Relationships with City Businesses RFP Here
City of West Sacramento California Process Improvement Efficient and painless online system for processing travel reimbursement requests Other Here
City of West Sacramento California Permit Streamlining Simple Online Application and Payment System for Transportation Permits Other Here
Cuyahoga County Ohio Data Collection, Health and Human Services, Payments / Lending, Workflow Solution for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) data management system RFP bus Here
Cuyahoga County Ohio Communications, Data Collection, Geo Services Site promotion system for Cuyahoga County commercial properties RFP bus Here
Cuyahoga County Ohio Data Collection, Geo Services, Health and Human Services, Mobile App, Mobility, Process Improvement Automated, easy-to-use travel solution RFP bus Here
Cuyahoga County Ohio Data Analytics, Geo Services, Payments / Lending, Resident Engagement Solution to automate accounting of delinquent tax outreach efforts RFP bus Here
Cuyahoga County Ohio Data Collection, Workflow User-friendly application to digitize employee bidding process RFP bus Here
Cuyahoga County Ohio Data Collection, Public Safety Solution for better access management at Cuyahoga County Jail RFP bus Here
Metropolitan Transportation Commission California Data Collection, Geo Services, Resilience Regional Emergency Operations Center Visual Information System None Here
Miami-Dade County Florida Data Analytics, Data Collection, Digitization, Mobility, Open Gov Digital Platform for Bringing Transit Ridership Data Together RFP Here
Miami-Dade County Florida Communications, Digitization, IoT, Mobile App, Mobility, Open Gov, Resident Engagement Solution for Local Transit Agencies, Cities and the Public in General to Build their Own Transit Display RFP Here
San Francisco Superior Court California Digitization, Process Improvement Electronic Jury Questionnaires RFP bus Here
San Francisco Superior Court California Process Improvement Improved Communication with Jurors RFP bus Here
San Francisco Superior Court California Digitization, Process Improvement California Rules of Court 10.500 Requests for Judicial Administrative Records RFP bus Here
San Francisco Superior Court California Process Improvement, Workflow Automated Cash Handling RFP bus Here
San Francisco Superior Court California Digitization, Process Improvement Automated Income Verification Tool RFP bus Here
State of Arizona Arizona Communications, Mobile App Fleet Anywhere Application Informal RFP Here
State of Arizona Arizona Communications, Data Collection, Process Improvement, Workflow Digital knowledge portal to memorialize actions and decisions of experienced staff Informal RFP Here
State of Vermont Vermont CRM / Application Management, Data Collection, Payments / Lending, Permit Streamlining, Process Improvement, Workflow Vermont Business Portal RFP Here
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