RiseKit joins the CivStart GovTech Accelerator Program
RiseKit Corporate
Sep 15, 2021 9:30:00 AM

RiseKit is proud to announce; we are a member of the 2021 cohort of the CivStrart GovTech Accelerator Program. We're honored to be included in a group of inventive companies tackling large-scale problems with inspired solutions. RiseKit is dedicated to assisting local governments working to lift families out of poverty and strengthen their communities by increasing access to the local workforce system. With increased access to all players of a city's workforce ecosystem, residents increase their opportunities to get good jobs for themselves and their families. Read more about CivStart, the GovTech Accelerator Program, and the 2021 Cohort below.


 

PRESS RELEASE: CIVSTART ANNOUNCES 2021 COHORT FOR INNOVATIVE LOCAL 

GOVERNMENT 

CivStart has chosen thirteen startup companies to join its accelerator program focused on providing local governments with affordable and innovative solutions to their biggest challenges. 

WASHINGTON, DC, September 15, 2021 – CivStart, a non-profit with a mission to build an honest and inclusive ecosystem of solutions serving local governments and their communities, just announced the thirteen startup companies participating in their annual Govtech Accelerator Program. The cohort was selected after an intensive vetting and selection process involving CivStart’s selection committee of current and former public and private-sector leaders. 

CivStart’s program is a comprehensive approach to supporting a diverse set of entrepreneurs by providing them with the knowledge and resources to grow their solutions to better serve local governments and their communities. In line with our inclusive mission, eight of the thirteen companies have underrepresented — women & minority — founders, and all of the startups’ solutions are aimed at building more equitable and inclusive communities. 

“We are very proud to bring on this incredible cohort of startups into our GovTech Accelerator Program,” Anthony Jamison, CEO of CivStart, said in a statement, “Our network of public officials keep us informed on their top issues, and we are proud to say that this cohort is meeting some of the most difficult challenges facing state and local governments. Whether it's improving public engagement or digital workflows during a pandemic, rethinking 911, or increasing employment and building up a more equitable economy at a local level, this is a very impressive array of solutions for state and local governments.” 

“Covid-19 and unemployment are at alarming numbers in marginalized communities. People with barriers to employment may be left out again as we try to bring our country back better than before. Local Governments are the leaders that can bring cities together to connect un(der)employed residents to jobs, training programs, and supportive services,” Dominique Wilson, Co-Founder of RiseKit, explained. 

“We are thrilled to partner with CivStart in connecting to state and local governments to help supercharge state-wide reuse programs and scale a circular economy,” Dr. Gary Cooper, Founder & CEO of Rheaply stated. 

“With CivStart’s wide network we will be able to scale more quickly, raise product awareness and provide these valuable services to more communities around the country,” Ian Hamilton, Co-Founder & CEO of TruTriage, added.

 

This cohort of thirteen startups joins an existing 24 govtech startups in the CivStart Accelerator’s portfolio. The startups will be matched with mentors from CivStart’s Mentor Network, learn from experts across the govtech sector, receive unique access to support from established companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), and get opportunities to present to, and learn from, the experience of public-sector leaders. 

About CivStart 

CivStart believes solving society’s biggest problems starts at the local level. Our mission is to build an honest and inclusive ecosystem of solutions that serve local governments and their communities. We guide and accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge technology solutions at the local level by connecting governments, startup companies, and corporate partners to steward good ideas and address the needs of local communities through a technology lens. We accomplish our mission in three broad ways: The Govtech Accelerator Program, Government Innovation Programs, and Thought Leadership. Learn more at CivStart.org. 

Contact: 

Nick Lyell | Chief Impact Officer, CivStart 

(608) 234.2166 nick@civstart.org 

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