Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Under NewDEAL Leader Kansas City, MO Mayor Quinton Lucas' administration, the city's original Innovation Partnership Program has evolved and launched anew as InnovateKC, an entrepreneurship-in-residence program that pairs startups with city departments to develop new tech solutions. Embedding with different departments allows innovators to tackle a wide range of problems, and includes training for both sides to learn how to navigate partnerships and procurement processes. Read more to learn about how the program developed, inspired by San Francisco's City Innovate and Startup in Residence programs.