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 2020 US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, where over 600 Mayors will be present.

"The Civic I/O pitch competition has been incredibly valuable. We were able to receive constructive feedback directly from mayors and their offices. Winning the competition earned us significant validation and national attention, allowing us to connect with other cities seeking change at the intersection of mental health and public safety."
Dr. Elizabeth Truong, Cloud 9
2019 Mayors Matchup at SXSW


Crowd-consulting app that helps organizations consult with their stakeholders


Lifeline of hope to people who experience poverty or homelessness through financial capital and relational guidance

Landlord Watch

Fair housing chatbot that helps tenants and their cities fight back against housing discrimination


Provides autonomy to visually impaired people around the world with GPS technologies


Reports and analyzes dangerous driving behavior and shared micromobility issues through crowdsourcing

Hurry Home

A new homeownership structure that provides a path to homeownership by helping renters earn ownership of their homes

“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

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