Last night's Civic Tech event was a huge hit! The goal of the night was to bring exposure to up-and-coming startups aiming to solve an issue in the civic space. Not only were we trending on twitter, but we had an excellent turnout and lots of enthusiam for the products. The event brought together all facets of the civic tech ecosystem, from the big players like our sponsor Microsoft New England, to the grassroots participants like our featured startups, to the Massachusetts government. The night featured experts from Microsoft, Business Insurance & Benefits Services of MA, Resilient Coders and Massachusetts IT. The government also announced a new initiative called GovNext. From their website: "GovNext is an intrapreneurial initiative that works with state agencies, municipalities, and constituents to deliver high-quality, modern technology to the public, driven by a shared mission with our partners. GovNext projects are low-cost and high-impact for the Commonwealth". Take a look at the open RFI the government has launched as part of that initiative.
Special thanks to District Hall for hosting the event! Check out the links below for information on our presenters and winners. Take a scroll through this storify post for a recap of all the social media action surrounding the event. There was also a write-up about us in the Boston Business Journal, and another in Xconomy.
Our presenters were:
Audience Choice Vote Winners: