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Using Technology to Transform Our Cities

Civic I/O mayors are seeking creative solutions to real, pressing, civic challenges.

Join our cause in 2018 with opportunities like these:

  • Pitch your company at the Mayors Matchup
  • Showcase your technology at the Mayors Garage
  • Present your ideas at Leader-to-Leader

Pitch your idea to a panel of mayors and industry experts for a chance to win your share of $20,000.

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

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 participating and up to $20,000 based on the panel of mayors’ judging decisions.

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Showcase your cutting-edge technologies and innovations.

Our 2016 event featured autonomous cars, innovative housing alternatives, and the latest innovations in cloud computing. In 2017 we witnessed drone technology, VR/AR, transportation technologies, and AI.

Be a part of a select group that presents to mayors from across the country with the chance to demo your product to them 1:1.

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Inspire and engage with the mayors before SXSW gets into full swing.

Promote your program, technology, or big idea in a 5-minute TED-style talk in front of an audience of mayors. Converse with them 1:1 after the talks.

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