Civic Startups

Announcing the 2014 Incubator Class

Posted on by Dharmishta Rood in Civic Startups, News

As the civic tech ecosystem continues to gain momentum, Code for America launches its second Incubator class. This year saw numerous applicants to our Startup Accelerator program and more than 80 governments present at our annual Summit. Our Accelerator and …

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SF Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Seeks World Class Entrepreneurs

Posted on by Jay Nath in Civic Startups, Guest Post, San Francisco

Jay Nath is Chief Innovation Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. In 2012, Code for America launched the first-ever Civic Startup Accelerator, focusing on companies and products that served a broader public purpose. Since then, incubators and accelerators …

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StreetCred: Why I Code for America

Posted on by David Henderson in 2013, Accelerator, Civic Startups, Coding for America

This post is part of a series to celebrate the Code for America Accelerator companies. I’ve been in public service for 18 years, and because I work for a Department of Public Safety, I’m fortunate enough to be triple-certified as …

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Citizen Engagement: One Text at A Time

Posted on by Michelle Lee in Civic Startups, Incubator, News

This is the second post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This new program was created to support Code for America Fellows as they work towards building …

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Insight on the Incubator

Posted on by Amir Reavis-Bey in Civic Startups, Incubator, News

This is the first post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This was a new program created to support Code for America Fellows as they work towards …

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Wall Street to Main Street.

Posted on by Lauren Reid in 2012 fellows, Civic Startups, Commentary, Fellowship

Meet Amir. Amir was a 2012 CfA Fellow who left the world of Wall Street to serve the City of New Orleans for a year. During the 2012 Fellowship Amir and his teammates worked with the City and the community …

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Open Up Shop: Anywhere, USA.

Posted on by Peter Koht in 2012 City, Civic Startups, Gov2.0, Guest Post

This morning in Boston, the Knight Foundation announced that OpenCounter was one of the eight winners of this year’s Knight News Challenge. Knight’s investment in our idea, to make business permitting easier and more intuitive for entrepreneurs, is not only humbling, but a validation …

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Civic Insight Wins Knight News Challenge

Posted on by Eddie A Tejeda in Civic Startups, Gov2.0, News, Open Gov

  Today we’re proud to officially announce that Civic Insight has been selected as a winner of the Knight Foundation’s 2013 News Challenge on Open Gov. We’re humbled that our work has been recognized alongside seven extremely impressive projects, out of …

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National Day of Civic Hacking Report Back from NYC

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Civic Hacking, Civic Startups, Dispatches, Hackathon, News

This past weekend, the New York City metro area hosted five National Day of Civic Hacking events! (Two in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, one in Queens, and one in Newark, N.J.) One of them was the City’s first CityCamp and …

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A New Age in America

Posted on by Alex Tran in #meta, Accelerator, Civic Startups, News

Changes Afoot Last year, when we (Code for America) began officially supporting civic startups, we created a program to support companies building tools that help government work more effectively and transparently. We call it the Code for America Accelerator. Ever …

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