GovTech: CivStart CoHort

The gov tech accelerator's new 12-startup cohort spans a wide range of work in transportation, civic engagement, benefits management, diversity initiatives and more. The companies will work with CivStart for two years.
September 12, 2022

CivStart has revealed the 12 companies it’s picked to participate in its 2022 gov tech accelerator, a program that will host the businesses for two years and provide them with resources to advance in selling tech to the public sector.The new cohort brings CivStart’s portfolio up to 49. The companies selected for 2022 are:

  • AI4Govt: Automation, APIs, data standards and proprietary connectors for gov tech as well as legal tech.
  • Beam: Software to help government deliver cash assistance and benefits.
  • Cloud Driven Solutions: Civic meeting management, including agendas, minutes recording and public transparency tools.
  • Enpira: Energy management to help local governments and schools with sustainability and facility management projects.
  • GridMatrix: Working to reduce congestion, accidents and carbon emissions on the roads using existing data.
  • Kaizen Labs: Interfaces for resident-facing services such as parks and recreation, transit and community development.
  • Polimorphic: Constituent relationship management built specifically for local government.
  • Seam Social Labs: Analytics to derive insights from public feedback.
  • The Equity Brain Trust: Software for managing, analyzing and improving diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • ThirdLine: Continuous risk assessment, auditing and monitoring for government using no-code audit analytics.
  • ThruGreen: Traffic light management designed for legacy technology, allowing for reduction of wait times at red lights, emergency vehicle prioritization and multi-intersection coordination without upgrading roadside equipment.
  • WeavAir: IoT sensors for airports measuring air quality, HVAC metrics and occupancy.

Companies participating in CivStart’s accelerator receive product and marketing support, education and matchups with mentors*.“From improving social welfare benefit provision to powering the back-end 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,” said CivStart CEO Anthony Jamison in a press release. “We are proud to support this impressive array of solutions for state and local governments — and the communities they serve.”

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