Govlaunch, CivStart partner to bridge gap between startups and local governments.

Partnership Overview

Govlaunch has partnered with CivStart, a non-profit accelerator helping local and state govtech startups, to help innovative startups connect with local governments. 

While the government technology marketplace continues to grow, startups entering the space often lack the necessary support needed to succeed. To ensure innovative solutions make it to market, startups entering CivStart’s accelerator program receive 24 months of customer and product development, network building and expert guidance. With this newly established partnership, CivStart cohorts can now connect with Govlaunch’s global network of local government innovators looking for leading-edge technology.

As part of the partnership, all CivStart cohorts will receive a Disruptor designation to ensure they are easily identifiable by Govlaunch members. Govlaunch Disruptors are defined as companies that disrupt the status quo and fundamentally change the way local governments operate. To help expand the reach of disruptive companies, CivStart cohorts receive free access to tools to enhance their product page and increase brand awareness, as well as the ability to share success stories.

About CivStart

CivStart is creating a world where all members of our communities can be informed, engaged, and — when needed — cared for with the help of new technologies by their local governments.

CivStart bridges the gap between early stage companies and local governments, first by identifying cutting-edge govtech and civic technology companies and then providing expert consulting while leveraging strategic partnerships with governments, established businesses, and investors for the benefit of all. The technologies that go through the CivStart program aren’t just made in a sterile lab, but have been made with guidance from government leaders to ensure that once in the wild, the technologies serve community needs, not the other way around.

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