Your Technology Could Transform our Cities

Civic I/O mayors are constantly seeking creative solutions to real, pressing civic challenges. We provide those mayors and companies a place to uncover and design solutions together. The goal isn’t disruption but evolution — finding products and services that are a win-win for both cities and startups. We also help companies and mayors continue their collaboration after the competition has ended, working with both to facilitate the relationships necessary to develop tailored, stress-tested solutions for real-world cities.

“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, TX

About the Pitch

Introduce Civic I/O mayors to your company, product, technology, or idea in this unique pitch competition that occurs during our annual summit.

Pitch your idea to a panel of the country’s foremost mayors and industry experts for a chance to win $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 2019 US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, where over 600 Mayors will be present.


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Biobot Analytics develops cutting-edge technology to transform sewers into public health observatories. Wastewater contains valuable information about the health of communities.

Their first product is to measure opioids and other drug metabolites in sewage to estimate consumption in cities. With this data, those working on harm reduction can assess the scope of the epidemic, allocate resources, and gauge the effectiveness of programming over time.

2018 Judges

Mayor Betsy Price Fort Worth
Mayor Michael Tubbs Stockton
Mayor Javier Gonzalez Santa Fe
Chris Doten National Democratic Institute
Sara Brand True Wealth Ventures
"Participating in the Civic I/O pitch event was pivotal for us. We work directly with mayors' offices - so the exposure we got to some of the country's most innovative civic leaders put our team and our technology on the map."
Newsha Ghaeli, Biobot Analytics
2018 Mayors Matchup at SXSW

Biobot Analytics

Unbiased insights into the health of communities

CityMart

Transforming the way cities solve procurement problems

Elucd

Helping leaders improve trust and safety through data

SeamlessDocs

Empowering governments to go paperless

Boundless

A partner and guide for the entire immigration journey

The Mentor Method

Curated matches connecting diverse talent with change-making mentors

“Participating in Civic I/O was really special, rewarding and productive. The opportunity to pitch to a room full of Mayors is invaluable. In over a decade of doing working with city governments this was the first time such an opportunity came up. And after winning 2nd prize, we had a lot of follow-up opportunities and it certainly helped build our reputation as a leader in municipal procurement innovation and further excite customers and investors!”
Sascha Haselmayer, CityMart
2018 Mayors Matchup at SXSW

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