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Your Technology Could Transform our Cities

Civic I/O mayors are seeking creative solutions to real, pressing civic challenges. Introduce them to your company, product, technology or idea in this unique pitch competition.

Join us in shaping the future of our cities.

Pitch your idea to a panel of the country’s foremost mayors and industry experts for a chance to win up to $10,000.

Gain exposure to 20+ mayors from across the country while being an integral part of addressing civic challenges.

The winner will also have the opportunity to pitch at the 2018 US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, where over 600 Mayors will be present.


Entries must be submitted by Friday, February 16th at 10am CST.

All the Details

Pitches will be judged on how well they indicate an ability to solve a civic problem, as well as how promising the company or idea is in regard to team, market validation, product/service fit, business model, and growth trajectory.

*Applicants must include a video pitch (less than 2 minutes) and must be physically present to pitch if selected.

Those selected to pitch will receive $1,000 for participation expenses, and up to $10,000 based on the panel of Mayors judging decisions.


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Bridging the information gap between police officers and vital service providers

RideAlong is a software tool that gives patrol officers key information about people with mental illness at the scene—everything from tailored de-escalation techniques to personalized service referral options.

2017 Judges

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon West Sacramento
Mayor Buddy Dyer Orlando
Mayor Javier Gonzalez Santa Fe
Steve Case Founder, AOL
Nicole Neditch Code for America
Lane Becker 18F
Kim Majerus Amazon Web Services

IdeaSeed4Laundromats

From libraries to laundromats: learning in non-traditional spaces

CityGrows

The cloud platform for permitting, licensing, surveying, and more

Roadbotics

Comprehensive road assessments using advanced machine learning

CityFlag

The interactive social network for 311 services

JustFix.NYC

A free service that helps New Yorkers get repairs in their homes

Smarter Sorting

Technology to help cities better sort their household chemical waste

“While our political landscape has changed in the past year along with ever-accelerating technology, one thing that remains true is the potential for the technology industry and cities to partner to create positive results for people across this country.”

Mayor Steve Adler, Austin