Stardog Selected by the City of San Francisco to Participate in Startup in Residence Program

ARLINGTON, Va.–Stardog, the leading provider of Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology, today announced that they were selected by the City of San Francisco 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 government agencies 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, Stardog will work with the City and County of San Francisco to integrate multiple disparate datasets to ensure that hiring and employment of underserved San Francisco residents is occurring within the local contractor community.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with San Francisco on these important problems,” said Michael Sachse, CEO of Stardog. “Every city has tremendous data assets, and every city struggles to get value from them. We’re excited to work with San Francisco to help connect data for these crucial applications.”

In 2018, the program launched in 11 cities across the United States. STIR is now in 22 government agencies 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.

“The Startup in Residence program is a model for civic innovation and national collaboration,” said Jay Nath, former Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco and Executive Director for City Innovate. “This program is a unique opportunity for government agencies and startups to think creatively about how we can all work together to modernize government to benefit residents.”

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 such as an earthquake or a flood. 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. Startups can register on to be notified of new challenges.

About STIR

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:

About Stardog

Stardog’s knowledge graph platform allows large enterprises to connect, query, and retrieve data of all structures, schemas, and velocities.

Stardog partners with industry leaders like Morgan Stanley, Bosch, NASA, and more. Stardog is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit


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