377 State Startups - and counting.
A State Startup is not just an oxymoron, but a match between a team and a mission. There is no capital investment, no separate juridical entity, only the usage of the tools and practices of the digital startups to solve a friction in an interaction an administration has with citizens.
How State Startups work
- A civil servant investigates a pain point affecting citizens dealing with government.
- A team of two to four builds a product in under six months using modern technologies.
- The team scales the service out by meeting the needs of a broader user population.
- A public sector body assumes ownership of the product and continuously improves it.