Residency Program

What is it?

The CivTechSA Residency Program is a 12-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!

Applications Open – May 5, 2021

Virtual Q&A – May 13, 2021

Applications Close – June 9, 2021

Residency Starts – July 28, 2021

Residency Ends – October 20, 2021


Click here to register for May 13th Q&A

Click here for full schedule

How to Apply

Link to view the 2021 Residency RFCSP:

At the above link, vendors can search for solicitation number “6100013990” to view the Advertisement Synopsis.

  • Interested respondents must be registered to do business with the City in order to submit a proposal response. Responses can be made via SAePS Portal. If you want to register as a vendor, visit New Vendor Registration.

Year 4 Civic Challenges

Over the winter of 2020, the City identified civic issues and put them into a Civic Challenge Bank. Through rigorous scoring, the City has chosen four Civic Challenges for the Residency Program. The Residency Call for Applications is now open, and Residency companies are welcome to  apply. Click on the links below for more information on Year 3 challenges, FAQs, and selected teams.

Year 4 Challenges


Year 3 FAQ


Meet The Year 3 Teams

Selecting Teams

Completed applications submitted by the posted deadline go through a formal vetting process by the City, followed by a selection process with City and Geekdom stakeholders. Selected teams will enter a formal agreement after accepting the offer to participate in the program.

12-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 Departments Involved


Civic Challenges Solved

Year 3 Residents

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Year 2 Residents

Year 1 Residents

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