Miguel Gamiño Becomes Mastercard's Point Person for Government Work
Plus, to fight opioid addiction with sewage, startup raises $2.5M, Tyler Technologies shakes up leadership, announces Socrata purchase price, plus more.
Miguel Gamiño Will Serve Government from Mastercard
After a seven-year career serving some of the largest and most tech-forward cities in the country, Miguel Gamiño has taken up a leadership position at Mastercard. From there, he will look to build relationships with public entities around the world to help shape Mastercard's government work
To Fight Opioid Addiction with Sewage, Startup Raises $2.5M
Biobot Analytics, a startup spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has raised its first seed round. The company, fresh off winning a pitch competition at South by Southwest, is starting off by using data from the sewers to help government get a grip on the opioid crisis. But in the future, it hopes to do a lot more
New URBAN-X Accelerator Cohort Includes Two Gov Tech Companies
The cohort includes one that wants to offer prediction capabilities to goverment based on its existing data, while another wants to work out the kinks of flexible transportation pricing. A third one wants to offer insights to residents based on city data. Here's the news
on URBAN-X's latest group of companies.
FAA Selects Sites for Drone Innovation Programs Federal, state and local government will work together with private-sector and non-profit partners to try out drones under conditions that are currently restricted, potentially opening up a lot of uses that aren't practical at the moment. Here are the project participants, and what they'll be doing.
GovTech company on our radar this week:
: Working on flexible transportation pricing solutions. ClearRoad recently entered the URBAN-X accelerator in New York.
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