Norfolk, VA, February 5, 2019 – Today, ARDX announced that they were selected by the City of Norfolk through a competitive process to participate in its 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program. Nearly 700 startups vied for a chance to work with 22 governments for the opportunity to secure a contract. The selected startups will volunteer their time with government agencies over 16-weeks to tackle civic challenges with new technology tools and services.
This year ARDX, a Norfolk-based healthcare consulting and technology firm, will focus on starting and growing a small business in Norfolk.
“As a successful Norfolk-based small business, we are passionate about partnering with the City of Norfolk by investing in the economic growth within the small business community – helping them to become the most Small Business friendly city,” states Dr. Angela D. Reddix, Founder, CEO & President of ARDX. “We are deeply passionate about sharing the knowledge we have obtained with other small businesses – helping them to achieve economic growth through business ownership.”
In 2018, the program launched in 11 cities across the United States. STIR is now in 22 governments across the US and Canada and has worked with nearly 100 startups. See all the 2019 STIR team partnerships here. The national STIR program is supported by City Innovate.
Past projects in other communities have included working on issues such as streamlining the foster care application process, smart sensors on trash cans, homeless health services, volunteer engagement tools, and developing tools to assess the damage in the aftermath of an emergency like an earthquake or flooding. Startups can register on StartupinResidence.org to be notified of new challenges.
The program also offers education for government and startup staff in areas including design thinking, lean methodologies, procurement, civic technology trends, and new methods of product development and procurement.
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Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that solve real civic challenges through a 16-week program. See all the 2019 STIR team partnerships here. To learn more about Startup in Residence visit: https://startupinresidence.org.
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