Agile Gov Tech at the Local Level, Minus Procurement Reform When people talk about agile approaches in government tech projects, the topic tends to drift toward procurement. But in one Long Island town, eGov Solutions took a tax software project in an agile direction without it.
Traffic Accident Prediction Startup Raises $2.3M Seed Round Waycare, which is already testing its transportation prediction system in Las Vegas, raised the money from a diverse group of international backers. They'll use it to expand their development team and pursue more pilot projects. Constituent Engagement Startup Finishes $10K Crowdfunding Round The company, ePluribus, is the work of two brothers still working toward undergraduate degress at Stanford University who want to build tools for constituents to more easily and directly tell their representatives what they think, and for those representatives to better understand public opinion. Now the company has some backing to launch its first product. Newport Beach, Calif. Signs Contract for Real-Time Traffic Counting The Orange County city will use Bluetooth technology to count vehicles. Trump Executive Officer Aims to Speed Drone Testing The White House is aiming to make it easier for drone pilots to get waivers for testing restrictions. MARKET SPOTLIGHT
Service is the Most Common Type of Gov Tech Business Opportunity Or, it was in the third quarter, and it was the same the quarter before. More details here.
GovTech company on our radar this week:
Host Compliance: Software to help local government monitor, register, permit and enforce regulations for short-term rentals.
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WHAT WE'RE READING
Have We Passed "Peak Startup?" (TechCrunch)
A Recipe for Collaboration Between Cities (Lauren Lockwood)
Civic Hackers Create Affordable Housing Map for D.C. (Greater Greater Washington)
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