Innovators got the chance to pitch their tech ideas to mayors from across the country for a $10,000 prize on March 10 during the Civic I/O Mayors' Summit at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Local governments are increasingly turning to startups with new ideas to meet the demands of citizens. While some needs go largely unrecognized until a solution presents itself, others are more front and center.
Take for example a new approach to the mental health crisis in policing or a way to accurately measure whether tenants are provided adequate heat in apartments during the winter months. These and other ideas were pitched to a panel of U.S. mayors for a $10,000 check at the Civic I/O Mayors Summit at SXSW on Sunday, March 10.
Click through for a look at the entries and the ultimate winner.