GovTech Startups are tech companies that specialize in developing innovative solutions and services to help governments solve their most pressing problems.
These startups provide governments with the tools they need to become more efficient, transparent, and secure while providing citizens with better access to information and services.
GovTech Startups use a variety of technologies including big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and cloud computing to create solutions tailored to the specific needs of governments.
According to Gartner, global government spending on information technology totals $438 billion and is expected to be in the trillions this decade.
Examples of GovTech Startups include companies that provide secure digital identity management, data analytics-as-a-service to help inform policy decisions, and applications that facilitate citizen engagement with government services.
By leveraging existing technology while also creating new innovations, GovTech Startups are playing an increasingly important role in helping governments advance their goals.
As the demand for these services continues to grow, GovTech Startups have become a major force in the tech industry and will continue to shape the way governments operate.
GovTech Startups to Watch in 2023
Govly makes procurement easy and equitable to all types of governments and businesses. Govly connects OEMs, VARs, and prime contract holders in a single network, with real-time opportunities from non-public contract feeds and a suite of tools to streamline the bidding process from discovery to award.
This empowers your business by tapping into government opportunities allowing you to monitor, curate, and analyze the federal procurement ecosystem and focus on the opportunities that give you the best chance of success.
Everdron provides advanced drone operations for public safety and emergency response. They work exclusively with civil applications that specialize in public safety and emergency response.
Presently, the system reaches over 340,000 people, and is on constant standby, ready to be deployed at a moments notice. Safety is at the core of everything they do, and are proud to be one of few companies in the world to be granted permission for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations in urban environments by a National Aviation Authority (NAA).
There are 570k elected officials in the US, 89k municipalities, over 3k counties and over 10k government agencies that collectively receive over 53b constituent messages per year…the core of the democratic user experience in America.
With Indigov’s constituent relations tool, elected officials can respond and reach out to each constituent with a message that matters.
Indigov has built a modern constituent service platform for government that has already reduced average response time from months to a matter of minutes/hours and given representatives unprecedented capabilities and data insights that are changing the way they do their jobs and structure their teams.
The team at Camino previously founded OpenGov, a leader in financial software. While there, they designed and built category-defining financial management and data reporting software that serves 1,000+ Governments throughout the United States.
That work led them to the realization that community development and licensing groups’ intricate and interesting problems that would benefit from a new generation of software.
They felt their needs would be best served by launching a company solely focused on permitting & licensing.
Daupler’s response management system, Daupler RMS, gives organizations the information and tools to best respond to service requests and emergencies. In addition, they eliminate the unnecessary calls, callouts, and manual steps that make work harder than necessary.
Daupler AI is the foundation of Daupler RMS. This proprietary technology allows organizations to gather valuable insights from incident data while empowering staff and customers with web-based tools that make it easier to gather and share critical information.
Daupler AI results in more efficient call management, dispatch, response coordination, and incident documentation.
BLISSWAY builds next-generation tolling solutions for cities from software-heavy, hardware-lite roadside infrastructure to contract-free public-private partnerships
BLISSWAY is a tolling technology that replaces the current hardware-heavy software-lite Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) architecture – windshield transponders & gantries – with the smartphone in everyone’s pocket and miniaturized roadside license plate reading cameras.
Binti’s mission is to increase equality of opportunity and help every person have a fair chance at life. With over 400,000 youth in foster care in the United States, Binti is reinventing child welfare through technology to help every child find a safe, loving, and stable family.
They partner with state, county, and private foster care agencies around the country, helping them recruit and approve foster parents more quickly and empowering social workers by eliminating administrative paperwork.
The Binti software also helps match families with children and helps track services to biological families to get on their feet and reunify with their children. Binti currently works with over 190 foster care agencies across 27 states.
Rhode Island, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Washington have signed on to make Binti software their statewide solution.
Formally is a tech company merging LegalTech and GovTech with a mission to increase access to justice. Their platform leverages intelligent technology and accessible design to streamline and simplify complex legal processes.
Their most recent product helps users complete an immigration application, a process that usually takes weeks, in under an hour and get it reviewed by an experienced attorney in under 24 hours.
Formally is building a new legal experience that is cost-effective, convenient, and secure.
Lumineye provides wall penetrating radar to first responders and soldiers identify people and threats through walls.
The Lumineye through wall sensor is a compact, lightweight sensor designed specifically for firefighters, law enforcement and search & rescue teams
Payit is bringing governments and people closer together through an award-winning digital platform. They deliver an innovative solution that enables residents to access essential government services from any device.
Whether it’s paying property taxes, utility services or renewing a driver’s license, interacting with government has never been easier.
Dcode drives commercial innovation in the federal market by connecting the tech industry and government.
Dcode solutions for tech companies, government organizations, and industry partners are all designed to improve the way government runs, using commercially-proven products and practices from the private sector.
Dcode has worked with more than 100 tech companies and hundreds of government organizations, driving more than 200 new implementations of commercial technology in government and millions in federal contracts.
Training programs for government agencies looking to create high-paying jobs, reduce recidivism, and upskill incarcerated people out of poverty.
Emerge sells to the government online job training that lifts low-income people out of poverty. For example, Connecticut allocated $840K for them to train incarcerated people to become truck drivers.
Merit’s verified identity platform brings visibility, liquidity, and trust to people-data, giving organizations the clarity to make better-informed decisions, engage with individuals effectively, and pursue their mission efficiently
Merit works with trusted private, state, and municipal organizations to solve critical real-world problems in sectors such as workforce development, emergency services, licensing, education, and defense readiness.
UrbanLeap serves local government officials who are committed to deliver the best possible outcomes, but are hampered by a slow, cumbersome procurement process that often leads to wrong answers.
UrbanLeap is empowering agencies like Lone Tree, Corona, and Sacramento to confidently procure the best possible solution with data and collaboration tools at every step of the process, starting with development of the solicitation.
They accelerate the development process by providing access to relevant examples from other agencies and simplifying the gathering of stakeholder requirements.
By democratizing data, offering in-depth analysis and data-driven storytelling, mySidewalk equips changemakers with tools to build more dynamic, vibrant communities.
They are fueled by the idea that everyone, not just experts, should be able to find and understand information to influence and impact change.
Across the country, leaders in public policy, health care, public safety, transportation and more leverage the innovative, customized solutions to help them better serve their communities.
Replica is a next-generation urban planning tool that can help cities answer key transportation and land use questions. Replica offers public agencies, land developers, and the community at large a complete sense of city movement patterns.
Replica has three distinct advantages:
- Fresher data – They create a new Replica every three months allowing comparisons of trip patterns over time and showing how people respond to new infrastructure and policies on the ground.
- A more detailed picture – They replicate trip data for every street and transit route, every neighborhood and census tract, every moment of the day.
- Greater precision – They calibrate models against ground-truth data from public agencies to ensure accuracy and precision.
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