The Civic Accelerator is part of an emerging trend of cities working to solve problems through creative partnerships and the development of new civic technology.

We drew inspiration and lessons from a variety of different models across the world as we developed the legal and intellectual property framework for our pilot program.

Check out these links to learn more about the few (but mighty) government-based accelerators around the globe.

San Francisco: Startup in Residence

Amsterdam: Startup in Residence

Montréal: Innocité (Innocité note: They just launched their next round of applications!)

Here’s other accelerator models in the news.

Public Sector Digest – Civic Innovation and Open Data: A Recipe for Change

Guelph pilot project rolls our welcome mat for open data entrepreneurs

Ontario Centres of Excellence supporting government as innovation consumer