Henderson, NV – January 10, 2019 – Today, UrbanLogiq announced that they were selected by the City of Henderson, Nevada, through a competitive process to participate in its 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program. Nearly 700 startups vied for a chance to work with 22 governments for the opportunity to secure a contract. The selected startups will volunteer their time with government agencies over 16-weeks to tackle civic challenges with new technology tools and services.
This year UrbanLogiq will focus on improving the City’s ability to anticipate traffic impacts and prevent traffic congestion before new real estate development occurs by building and deploying a cloud-based software platform that will aggregate disparate data sources from within and outside of government to fuel a predictive analytics model that will predict how traffic will be impacted by completed or proposed real estate developments.
“Henderson is an award-winning community known for being one of the best places to live in America, and UrbanLogiq is honoured to support their mission of building a better quality of life for their citizens through the responsible use of data and technology,” said Mark Masongsong, CEO of UrbanLogiq. “The leadership at the city has shown a strong commitment for innovation in government, and UrbanLogiq is excited to help make Henderson a Place to Call Home.”
In 2018, the program launched in 11 cities across the United States. STIR is now in 22 governments across the US and Canada and has worked with nearly 100 startups. See all the 2019 STIR team partnerships. The national STIR program is supported by City Innovate.
“The Startup in Residence program is a model for civic innovation and national collaboration,” said Jay Nath, former Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco and Executive Director for City Innovate. “This program is a unique opportunity for government agencies and startups to think creatively about how we can all work together to modernize government to benefit residents.”
Past projects in other communities have included working on issues such as streamlining the foster care application process, smart sensors on trash cans, homeless health services, volunteer engagement tools, and developing tools to assess the damage in the aftermath of an emergency like an earthquake or flooding. Startups can register on StartupinResidence.org to be notified of new challenges.
The program also offers education for government and startup staff in areas including design thinking, lean methodologies, procurement, civic technology trends, and new methods of product development and procurement.
Additional quotes and interview opportunities available upon request.
Based in Vancouver, BC, and New York, NY, UrbanLogiq helps governments build better communities with data. UrbanLogiq’s cloud-based platform consolidates data that is currently fragmented in silos to create a unified view of a community. UrbanLogiq then provides artificial intelligence to derive insights and streamline processes using this data, providing a revolutionary way to help governments make faster, cheaper, and more accurate decisions.
Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that solve real civic challenges through a 16-week program. See all the 2019 STIR team partnerships here. To learn more about Startup in Residence visit: https://startupinresidence.org.
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