Residency Program

What is it?

The CivTechSA Residency Program is a 16-week program where the City invites startups to solve civic challenges in an effort to foster collaboration and growth. A selection committee will choose three startups to embed inside of City Departments and collaborate closely with the City to build custom solutions for San Antonio.

Who is it for?

The CivTechSA Residency Program is an open invitation to companies as defined in the application. This means anyone who has a filed business entity (for-profit and non-profit) that thinks their company can provide an innovative solution to the City of San Antonio’s Residency challenges provided are welcome to apply!

How to register?

Applications are open and due March 13, 2020!


To view this solicitation, go to the SAePS portal;  If you have not completed the City’s SAePS Vendor Registration, you must do so in order to view the solicitation and submit a response.  Once you have logged on to the SAePS portal, click on “My Bids” (first), if not viewable then click “Other Bids” (to view all already published competitive bids).


TO REGISTER:  You will need to complete the vendor registration by accessing the SAePS Vendor Registration at


Questions regarding registration may be submitted to the SAePS Hotline at (210) 207-0118 or by email at with “SAePS Portal” on the subject line so this can be expedited.

Year 3 Civic Challenges

Over the summer of 2019, the City identified civic issues and put them into a Civic Challenge Bank. Through rigorous scoring, the City has chosen five Civic Challenges for the Residency Program. The Residency Call for Applications is now open and applications are due March 13, 2020. Check out the challenges below!

Year 3 Challenges


Year 3 FAQ

Selecting Teams

In order for a startup to be considered for the Residency Program, proposals for the selected Residency Challenges must be submitted by March 13, 2020. Be sure to read the “How To Register” section to learn more!

16-Week Residency

The selected startups will work closely with the City, Geekdom, and CivTechSA throughout the duration of the Residency Program in order to have access to a rich community of like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, ensuring the solutions are well-developed and on target with City needs.

Pitching at Demo Day

At the end of the Residency, we’ll have a Demo Day to showcase the solutions the startups developed, highlighting all of their efforts, wherein the City departments will have the option to purchase the solutions.

Our Impact


Events Held
in Two Years


Event Attendees
in Two Years


City Depts Involved


Civic Challenges Solved

Year 2 Residents

Year 1 Residents

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