As entrepreneurs solve civic challenges through Geekdom’s CivTechSA Program, they become directly involved with the City of San Antonio (COSA). This connection fosters the local startup ecosystem and promotes small businesses in San Antonio. This collaboration between entrepreneurs, CivTechSA and COSA, grows civically-minded tech talent in San Antonio while overcoming common civic challenges.
In addition to the Residency Program, there are a variety of other opportunities for the entrepreneur community to get involved with CivTechSA, including capstone projects, code-a-thons, datathons, workshops, etc.
If you are interested in partnering with CivTechSA and the City for the upcoming year of entrepreneur-focused programing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the first year of CivTechSA, COSA canvased departments to identify civic issues and put them into a Civic Problem Bank. Through rigorous scoring, COSA selected several civic challenges for the Residency Program. The remaining civic challenges were distributed throughout the 6-12TH Grade and University-level Educational Programs as well as the Entrepreneur Program.
Additional challenges will be released for the program’s second year. Stay tuned for more information.