Tag: CivTechSA

City of San Antonio and Kinetech Cloud Launch New Utility Assistance Program Application
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City of San Antonio and Kinetech Cloud Launch New Utility Assistance Program Application

The City of San Antonio and its technology startup partner Kinetech Cloud launched a new online application for residents seeking emergency utility bill assistance Wednesday. The City of San Antonio’s Department of Human Services (DHS) worked with Kinetech Cloud to develop the Emergency Utility Bill Assistance online application. It replaces the original paper-driven process of printing the paper application, photocopying supporting documentation such as a photo identification card, proof of income, and utility bill, and mailing the completed package or submitting it in person. City residents can now complete the application online, uploading documents via their smartphone or tablet’s built-in camera. Kinetech Cloud developed the utility rebate program application for the City to manage...
Startups Share Experiences from Solving City Challenges in CivTechSA
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Startups Share Experiences from Solving City Challenges in CivTechSA

Startups San Antonio continues its series of articles on different San Antonio startup programs. The first was Startups Share Experiences from Geekdom's Pre-Accelerator Program. This second story features San Antonio's CivTechSA program, a residency for startups to work closely with municipal departments in search of innovative solutions. After 16 weeks of hard work, the first CivTechSA residency ended July 27 for two San Antonio startups. Kinetech Cloud and Reckon Point worked with the City of San Antonio's Department of Human Services and the San Antonio International Airport respectively, devising solutions to their municipal challenges. The City of San Antonio program launched the CivTechSA program in late 2017 partly because the City was trying to identify different ways to expand ...
Reckon Point’s Indoor Airport Wayfinding App Places Startup on the Map
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Reckon Point’s Indoor Airport Wayfinding App Places Startup on the Map

For one local startup, participation in San Antonio’s pilot civic engagement residency program spurred the development of an innovative indoor airport wayfinding application. Reckon Point is one of the startups participating in CivTechSA, a joint program between the Geekdom co-working community and the City of San Antonio. The program matches startups with city departments to develop solutions requested by municipal leaders. The startup developed the wayfinding app for the San Antonio International Airport over the course of the program’s first four-month cohort, which ended in late July. The public may register to attend the demonstration day to see the work done by CivTechSA participants Reckon Point and Kinetech. RSVP for the Aug. 29 Demo Day here. The Geekdom-based startup spe...