San Francisco
Entrepreneurship in Residence

Mayor Lee Announces Selected Startups for Entrepreneurship-In-Residence Program

San Francisco is home to the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, the ones who have ‘disrupted’ numerous industries, and we are bringing those same disruptive technologies to improve delivery of City services for our residents. The Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program brings together government and startups to explore ways we can use technology to make government more accountable, efficient and responsive.”Mayor Edwin Lee

Introducing the 2014 Cohort

The San Francisco Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program is a voluntary, sixteen-week collaboration to bring together the private sector and City departments to explore innovative solutions to civic challenges that can lower costs, increase revenue, and enhance productivity. Six startups were selected for the first cohort. Read more below.

Birdi worked with the San Francisco Department of Public Health on air quality and health issues. Birdi is a smart device startup whose smart air monitor is more than a smoke detector. It tracks emergencies like fire and elevated carbon monoxide levels as well as air quality, providing recommendations to improve individual and neighborhood health and safety.

Buildingeye worked with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to engage residents and communities. BuildingEye is a software startup that makes permit and noticing information easier to discover through a mapping interface. worked with the San Francisco International Airport on enhanced navigation and location-based services. is an Internet of Things startup that provides location-based services, indoor navigation and advanced sensors.

MobilePD worked with the San Francisco Police Department on public safety and civic engagement. MobilePD is a mobile technology startup that enhances social engagement with the community to reduce crime.

Regroup worked with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management on enhanced communication services so that the City is better prepared. ReGroup is a software startup that provides multi-channel emergency notifications.

Synthicity worked with the San Francisco Planning Department on new simulation, planning and urban development tools and technologies. Synthicity is a software startup that builds simulation tools and solutions for urban development and planning.

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