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Rewind: GovTech Startup Solutions to Address COVID-19

Posted on April 9, 2020


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This webinar occurred on April 7, 2020. Learn more about Civis Analytics, Citibot, Orbital Insight, Whyline, and CityGrows.

These five companies are part of CivStart’s two year technology accelerator program, and have designed solutions to address local government response to COVID-19.

Each company provided a short demo of their product and information on how to use their technology in local government organizations.

GovTech Startup Solutions to COVID-19 for Local Government from ELGL on Vimeo.


About the companies:

Civis Analytics is a team of data and analysis experts providing free access to their national-level polling and message testing to improve your rollout of mitigation efforts and better understand the concerns and behaviors of your residents.

With residents staying home and public meetings curtailed, Citibot provides a free, multi-lingual text/SMS platform for two-way communications between localities and their residents.

With Orbital Insight, governments can monitor current and historical foot traffic at specific sites to quantify the impact of social distancing initiatives, capacity at healthcare and key infrastructure, and activity in commercial districts.

Some in-person meetings are necessary to fight the spread of COVID and treat those with illness. Whyline is a virtual queueing solution for any essential services, including new COVID-19 testing sites and hospitals, where you can include in-app screening, use AI to help control foot traffic, and avoid over-congestion and unnecessary onsite waiting.

Work from home and social distancing make CityGrows an essential digital software tool to help governments meet their permitting and other commitments as they transition from paper-, PDF- and in-person processes to digital services.

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