Civic Startup of the Year - 2013 GovFresh Awards

Submit your nominations and vote for the startup company that best fostered civic collaboration, innovation and inspiration in 2013. If the startup has already been nominated, add additional info/links for judges to consider. Judges will use this information as the basis for their votes. Deadlines and judging details: awards.govfresh.com

Civic Startup of the Year

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  1. Neighbor.ly

    Investing in the places and civic projects you care about. http://neighbor.ly

    589 votes
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    • Appallicious

      Appallicious is a San Francisco-based civic startup that creates useful mobile applications using open data collected from federal, state, and local governments. A little over a year ago, Appallcious built San Francisco’s Rec & Park app (http://www.appallicious.com/sf-rec-park), which was featured by the US Department of Energy, and named one of the 7 open data apps every city should have by Mashable. This past June, Appallcious launched the Neighborhood Score mobile app (http://www.appallicious.com/neighborhood-score) with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind app provides an overall health and…

      481 votes
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      • SmartProcure

        SmartProcure offers free access to all government agencies. Empowered by this online searchable database of purchasing information, government agencies are able to get the best value. They can use the information to instantly see all data for every purchase of any product, identify who sells that product, and find the best pricing. They can get quotes from the best vendors, not simply the already-known vendors, as had been the case before searchable government purchasing data became available.
        SmartProcure is the first and only provider of a government purchase history database at the local, state, and federal level. Our SaaS provides…

        222 votes
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        • OPI: Open Intelligence

          OPI was born of the idea that with better information, governments can make better decisions. The world today has more information than ever before. Internet, radio, television, social networks, sensors- these sources create a great opportunity and challenge for governments and international organizations. How can they learn from this flood of data in order to improve their programs and public policies?

          At OPI, we help them learn. We evaluate social problems using massive citizen participation campaigns and applying big data techniques. Through geo-spational mapping, video-surveys, social network mining, and the use of novel machine learning algorithms, we identify hidden points…

          138 votes
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          • 125 votes
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            • Gobernemos.com

              Gobernemos.com is the first social network that connects political representatives, governments and citizens in one place. Citizens can get to submit new proposals so political representatives or gov. agencies can take action on them. As well, politicians and gov. agencies submit proposals or debates in order to open their plans to citizens. More over, we analyze not only the information that in our platform but also the big data generated in different social networks. Doing this, we aim to provide actionable data to governments in order to take better decissions and empower citizens about the knowledge of their community.

              74 votes
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              • CivicInsight

                CivicInsight, created as Blight Status is a powerful tool that gathers data from multiple sources inside a city and provides an incredibly smooth, simple and user friendly interface o the public side to inform and empower residents and community organizations. The focus was initially on the various legal and process stages of blighted homes and their removal in New Orleans, but now the app is being leveraged very creatively for other multi-stage municipal processes. Connecting into existing enterprise systems allows cities to adopt this valuable tool without rebuilding back-end systems.
                CivicInsight.com

                31 votes
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                • OpenCounter

                  Building a successful company is a long journey. OpenCounter helps entrepreneurs to get their businesses up and running more quickly and easily by providing an online interface to the permitting process at City Hall. OpenCounter asks the right questions, in the right order, so business owners see the requirements, fees, and processing time that will apply to their planned use and location. By making it easier for entrepreneurs to get started, OpenCounter helps cities foster economic development and job creation.

                  24 votes
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                  • FutureGov

                    http://wearefuturegov.com/

                    FutureGov works with local authorities to make better public services through the use of elegantly designed technology.

                    We use our expertise in design, technology and change management to work closely with service users and practitioners. We understand their needs and make solutions that solve their biggest challenges.

                    Many of our 25-strong team started their careers in local government, and in our five years we have worked with a range of councils including unitaries, districts and counties, across the UK, US and Australia

                    We use our experience of local government to recognise that change can, and must, happen both inside…

                    18 votes
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                    • 12 votes
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                      • Democracy Works (We make TurboVote)

                        Democracy Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We believe that voting should fit the way we live today. To that end, we built turbovote.org–a site that helps track voters' election calendars and assists them in registering to vote, updating their voter registration information, and requesting absentee ballots. Through partnerships with colleges and non-profit organizations, we served nearly 200,000 voters in the 2012 presidential election.

                        Now we're expanding our mission to include serving local election offices as well. This winter, we'll be designing and building a simple tool to help election officials monitor absentee ballots as they travel through the mail, making…

                        8 votes
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                        • CityScan

                          CityScan uses a 3D laser scanning technology (LiDAR) to help with street-level asset inventories and analysis for municipalities around the country.

                          8 votes
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                          • Government Social Media (GSM)

                            Public agencies on social media have more issues to consider than private industry. Government Social Media aims to be the leading resource for public sector agencies on social media, through articles, webinars and all the material you need to excel in the social space.

                            7 votes
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                            • 3 votes
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                              • Voolla.org

                                Voolla.org is the only organized cause marketing alternative in the service industry and online marketplace space.

                                Voolla connects service providers to customers and a portion of the proceeds generated from the service are donated to charity. Service providers no longer have to choose between doing good and doing well. Through Voolla, both individuals and businesses can raise money by sharing a portion of their earned income to charitable causes. Voolla provides an easy to use online marketplace, service agreement process, and payment process application to facilitate everyday transactions.

                                3 votes
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