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Seven innovative start-ups got to pitch their civic tech as the next big thing to a panel of mayors and tech experts at SXSW. At stake? $25,000 in start up funding.
The technology judges included Steve Case, best known for co-founding of America Online, along with leaders in civic technology from Code for America, 18F and Amazon Web Services. They were joined in their questioning by a group of mayors that included Denver’s Michael Hancock, West Sacramento’s Christopher Cabaldon, Oklahoma City’s Mick Cornett and Orlando’s Buddy Dyer.
Out of more than 50 applicants, there were seven finalists that the panels weighed in on...
Mitch Herckis is Senior Program Director for Government Executive’s Route Fifty and is based in Washington, D.C.