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 Apply

Our Year 3 Residency is underway! Check back for future open applications and registration information.

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 closed, and our Year 3 Residency companies are working on their solutions which they will present at Demo Day on September 29, 2020. Click on the links below for more information on Year 3 challenges, FAQs, and selected teams.


Year 3 Challenges


Year 3 FAQ


Meet The 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.

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 Departments Involved


Civic Challenges Solved

Year 3 Residents

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