CivicSponsor wants to disrupt the traditional way we fund our public spaces. Here, its three co-founders outline how their new venture aims to help citizens and public servants think outside the taxpayer box.
When no one in Nick Gaines’ UC Berkeley freshman political science class could answer the question “Who is your state senator?,” he tuned in, dropped out and started GovHub with co-founder Adam Becker.
Oakland, Ca. is the latest major U.S. city to launch a 311 application that allows citizens to report issues directly to government from their smartphones.
2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup.”
Location-based mobile reporting platform CitySourced announced it has raised $1.33 million in Series A financing.
Excellent Civic Startups presentation from Civic Commons Managing Director Nick Grossman.
I regularly get emails from start-ups, entrepreneurs and developers who ask to get their products featured on GovFresh.
Civic mobile app YouTown is now available in the Android Market.
In 2007, Robert Vogel and Mike Alvarez Cohen started Peak Democracy to “build public trust in government through online public comment forums that are civil yet meet government freedom-of-speech and transparency laws.”
Neighborland is a new ideation crowdsourcing startup that gives citizens a “fun and easy way for residents to suggest new businesses and services that they want in their neighborhood.”
Get Satisfaction CEO Wendy Lea shares her advice on how government can leverage Web 2.0 tools to better connect with citizens.
YouTown is a mobile application that wants to make it easier for you to access your local government information all in one place.
Blockboard is the latest start-up building a location-based mobile application that aims to give you a hyperlocal view into everything happening in your neighborhood.
Zonability founder Leigh Budlong discusses her work, challenges with open data, thoughts on Gov 2.0 and shares lessons-learned advice to other civic developers.
Citizen reporting platform start-up SeeClickFix announced last week it has raised equity investment from Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. According to the Wall Street Journal total investment was $1.5M.
Recently launched GovHub is a new ‘GitHub for government’ that aims to be the comprehensive repository for government open source development projects.