We're going to talk government permitting and how civic tech startups and public-private partnerships (P3) can be used to solve BIG public problems. Government permitting processes and OpenCounter (a civic tech startup whose product simplifies and streamlines government permitting processes) will serve as a case study. Check out this video from the 2013 Code for America Summit to learn more about OpenCounter.
6:15 - 6:30pm: Beers and light snacks.
6:30 - 6:45pm: Case study of civic startup tech company Open Counter in relation to Houston via public private partnerships with government, non-profits, and our community
6:45 - 7:30pm: Discussion and Q/A
7:30 - 8:30pm: Drinks at the Ginger Man
We're super interested in your feedback on government permitting processes as a pain point in government and for entrepreneurs, and also discussing different models for deploying new technologies in government (timely discussion considering healthcare.gov).
Facilitation by Bruce Haupt, Cofounder of Open Houston, a community based public sector innovation organization.
Open Houston is a community organization focused on public sector innovations. Open Houston works closely with government institutions to support innovation initiatives, with a focus on open data, open source, and piloting and building tech solutions in the public space.
This talk is also sponsored by Platform Houston and Code for America. This presentation is cross-posted on the Platform Houston meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/PlatformHouston/events/144695342/