Norfolk joins national Startup in Residence program

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Norfolk is participating in the national Startup in Residence program, which connects government agencies with startups to find technological solutions to challenges cities face. 

Mayor Kenny Alexander made the announcement on Wednesday. 

“Startup in Residence is another tool to help strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem and develop creative solutions to our challenges in Norfolk,” Alexander said. 

The program, which started in 2014 in San Francisco, runs 16 weeks. Past projects included streamlining the process of foster care, putting smart sensors on trash cans and improving health services for the homeless. 

To learn more about the program, click here.

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