Startups Helping Local Governments

CivStart’s Govtech Accelerator Program has announced its fourth annual team of startups who are working to solve emerging problems faced by local governments. The startups will receive support, mentorship, direct product and marketing support, educational opportunities, and other resources for 24 months. 

“From improving social welfare benefit provision to powering the backend organization and collaboration of city and county staff, to using AI tools to better understand the impacts of changes to traffic flows, these startups are meeting a diverse set of challenges — issues local governments and their communities struggle with every day,” CivStart CEO Anthony Jamieson said.

The 2022 CivStart Accelerator cohort includes:

  • AI4Govt – a secure and customizable platform that seamlessly connects legacy government systems together and automates administrative tasks;
  • Beam – (formerly Edquity) provides a unified, end-to-end cash assistance platform for institutions and government;
  • Cloud Driven Solutions – provides platforms for civic meetings;
  • Enpira – cloud-hosted energy analysis software and data-driven solutions;
  • GridMatrix – a cloud based software platform that eliminates traffic congestion, accidents, and emissions;
  • Kaizen Labs – a suite of digital products that drive revenue for communities, while engaging residents; 
  • Polimorphic – a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software specifically built for local governments;
  • Seam Social Labs – products that empower community voices; 
  • The Equity Brain Trust – software to easily collect, store, and understand comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) data in one place;
  • ThirdLine – No-code audit analytics for continuous risk assessment, audit reports, and monitoring;
  • ThruGreen – makes old traffic lights smart by connecting them to traffic data, reducing wait times at red lights and C02 emissions;
  • UpSquad – a communication and collaboration platform; and
  • WeaveAir – a proactive end-to-end software & hardware solution for air distribution systems.