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SAN FRANCISCO STARTUP IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM HOSTS LOCAL DEMO DAY TO MODERNIZE GOVERNMENT

2018年8月27日,

旧金山, CA – The 城市 和 旧金山县 Office of Civic Innovation hosted its Startup in Residence (STIR) Local Demo Day on August 22nd, highlighting the importance of civic innovation 和 leveraging technology to improve government services.

在事件, startups 和 城市 teams presented solutions from the 2018 STIR cohort that solve challenges related to property development, 支持弱势群体, 和城市清洁. The 16-week program connects government agencies 和 startup companies to co-create technology solutions for use by local governments.

“旧金山 is at the forefront of 应用ing technology to solve critical community needs,该市行政长官内奥米·M. 凯利. 在创新之都, we are fortunate that startups work h和-in-h和 with government to improve systems 和 outcomes in areas such as street cleaning, small business development 和 social services.”

“The STIR startups show how we can leverage a new wave of civic entrepreneurs to improve government services,琳达·格鲁说, 旧金山’s Chief Information Officer. “The Startup in Residence program brings together technology 和 government to help accelerate solutions to some of government’s toughest problems 和 issues.” Sponsored by the 城市’s Office of Civic Innovation, the STIR Demo Day began as a pilot in 2014. 今年, startups 和 城市 department teams presented projects including digital mapping 和 navigation system for street sweeping teams to manage route paths, a tool to help prevent overflowing trash cans, 和 an application to get real-time client updates when in the field. 在演示日上展示的六种方法是:

谈话.一个 & 旧金山 International Airport - 谈话.one is helping 旧金山 International Airport (SFO) create a natural language interface to help SFO customers get safe, 一致的, 和访问信息. Nordsense & Public Works - Nordsense is helping 旧金山 Public Works prevent the overflowing of public trash cans by installing trash can sensors 和 an analytics system to manage the cans. ms.地理信息系统 & 工务工程- ms.地理信息系统 is helping 旧金山 Public Works digitize the navigation of street sweeping routes to improve safety for street sweepers 和 streamline the route management 和 updating process. RideAlong & Department of Public Health - The Department of Public Health along with Whole Person Care partners worked with RideAlong to develop a prototype tool that could support street-based caregivers in ways our current electronic health records cannot. The “StreetCare App” will enable our teams to get real-time client updates as they do outreach, 快速记录他们的遭遇, 并准确地捕捉工作. Symbium & Planning - Symbium is helping the 旧金山 Planning Department create a user-friendly solution for the SF Planning Code so that planners 和 businesses can more easily identify where a specific business type could be located 和 can better underst和 how the code applies to properties. Zen城市 & 311 – Zen城市 is using machine learning to help 旧金山’s 311 improve the routing process for 311 service requests to get the requests to the right departments more quickly 和 improve agency’s response time. “STIR has enabled us to work alongside the 旧金山 Planning Department to remove an obstacle that small business owners face when opening a business,Leila Banijamali说, 的首席执行官Symbium. “Our solution has been in development at Stanford for years, 和 we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity that STIR afforded us to 应用 it to a pressing challenge in our Bay Area community. The program allowed us to better underst和 how we can continue to improve interactions between governments 和 their communities.”

Since the Startup in Residence program launched, over 46 Startups have participated in the building of innovative civic solutions with cities, 包括宾蒂, a software application that streamlines the process for becoming a foster parent. Binti’s software allows for foster care agencies to track applications from the opening phone call to the adoption with ease. STIR matched Binti with the 旧金山 Human Services Agency, allowing the team to shadow service workers to build a foster care application that streamlines the process of adoption, saving staff social workers 20 to 40 percent of their time.

Startups interested in learning more about the projects that will be part of 旧金山’s 2019 STIR cohort, 是在2019年1月, may find more information 和 应用 at the following link: http://startupinresidence.org/stir/join/stir-for-startups/