Thursday was a busy morning at the historic Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento with a combined press conference by the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council and a full slate of civic tech and gov tech startups presenting their solutions to civic and government issues.

The morning events kicked off with Sacramento Mayor Elect Steinberg committing to continue the effort to grow Sacramento into an innovation hub, followed by the announcement of and remarks from Sheri Atwood of Support Pay relocating to Sacramento.

Following the announcement and a short break the event moved on to the Civic Tech Showcase part of the program, featuring 19 startups, organized by Innovate Your State.

Here’s a quick recap of each of the presenters or you can download the full program.

CityGrows is a workflow and transparency platform for local governments.

Builds inspection software to streamline health and safety compliance across industry and government.

Caravan Studios
Builds technology that helps communities organize, access, and apply local resources to their most pressing problems.

Civic CrowdAnalytics
Web application for analyzing civic data with Natural Language Processing and machine learning.

Leverages modern data science tools to help deliver basic public services more efficiently, effectively, and imaginately.

Tinder for politics – simply answer a few questions to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

First automated child support payment platform that enables parents to share child expenses and exchange child support/alimony directly with each other.

Third Sector Capital Partners
Leads governments, high-performing nonprofits and private funders in building initiatives that drive resources and data toward better social outcomes.

Pinpoint Predictive
The scientific standard in people analytics.

SpeakEasy Political
First of its kind online platform that helps candidates, organizations, and governments create their own direct mail so they can communicate with voters for less.


Mobile canvassing solution that strives to make field outreach efficient, effective, and accountable.

Reclaiming democracy with citizen lobbying.

Communications and innovation firm headquartered in San Francisco that brings the human side of technology to public agencies, social enterprises and nonprofits.

Los Angeles County Registrars Office & IDEO
Responsible for the registration of voters, maintenance of voter files, conduct of federal, local, and special elections and the verification of initiative, referendum and recall petitions.

City of West Sacramento
The City of West Sacramento has transformed in the past twenty years from the forgotten old industrial town on the other side of the reiver to the fast-growing nationally-recognized entrepreneurial city at the forefront of an emerging American Metro.
Open Justice
Open data initiative by Attorney General Kamala Harris to improve criminal justice policy, build community trust, and make California safer.

City Innovate Foundation
Brings together the private, public, and academic sectors to innovate and create solutions to urban problems.

Valley Extend
Full services sales and marketing accelerator that helps companies grow by offering services that impact operations such hiring, sales and marketing, back office, payroll, and HR.

I/O Labs
Connecting, engaging, and empowering entrepreneurs.