Civic I/O emerged from a deep belief in the power of partnership between the private sector and civic leaders. We want cities of all sizes to benefit from the cutting edge technology transforming the world around them. We want startups to have the opportunity to collaborate directly with mayors on the civic challenges they’re tackling head-on.
The first year was our own pilot—mayors heard President Obama speak about innovation, rode in Google’s autonomous cars, learned about a new kind of housing, and judged the inaugural pitch competition. We’ve grown each year since then, igniting and broadening that spirit of ingenuity across the people and places that care most about our cities.
Our team has a combined 20+ years of experience in local and national government.