Startup in Residence Training: Innovative Procurement Solutions

Is government procurement wearing you down? Discover ways to make the process easier!

You’re invited to join the Startup-in-Residence program (STIR) for a special training for government departments on innovative procurement solutions. In this interactive session, we’ll start by introducing different types of procurement, then the group will help workshop specific procurement challenges STIR partner cities are currently facing. 

This training will be an in-person and online webinar. Participants are welcome to join in real time to interact with the facilitators and get questions answered, or watch the recorded webinar at their convenience.

Please RSVP if you plan to access the content and a link will be sent to all attendees the morning of the training.


  • Krista Canellakis – Deputy Innovation Officer, Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation
  • Ruth Levine – Government Innovation Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab
  • Robert Henning – Mayor’s Executive Fellow, City & County of San Francisco 
  • Ashley Meyers – Product Manager, City & County of San Francisco


3 – 3:40pm – Procurement Presentation

  • Performance based procurement of social services from the non-profit and private sectors 
  • Cooperative purchasing arrangements
  • The “procurement bus” and RFP bundling
  • Procurement of custom software and web development built with modern Agile methodology

3:40 – 4:00pm – Q&A


The Startup-in-Residence program is a ground-breaking sixteen-week collaboration between the private sector and city departments to explore innovative solutions to civic challenges that can lower costs, increase revenue, enhance productivity and better engage citizens. The 2016 cohort includes 14 companies working across San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro and West Sacramento. STIR is a program of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and Department of Technology.