In 2018, PUBLIC supported 21 companies through GovStart. From closing funding rounds to game-changing pilots, here’s what our GovStart companies got up to.
Last week, GoodBox announced their part in the Mayor of London’s Winter Campaign to combat homelessness. Here’s what GoodBox’s co-founders had to say about this campaign.
Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, announced that the NHS will finally be axing the fax machine – here’s what PUBLIC think of the decision.
With an ambitious commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship from both central and local government, Paris is rapidly positioning itself as one of the world’s premier GovTech hubs.
With around 500 new tech startups founded each year, and a new government investment fund for high-growth tech companies, Berlin is likely to be the destination of the next generation of leading GovTech innovators.
London combines the advantages of one of the strongest startup ecosystems in the world with the ambitions of a government that is supportive of enabling entrepreneurs to create an ecosystem of innovators transforming public services.
Not only does Tallinn boast the world’s most mature and sophisticated and e-government system, it is also home to an emerging ecosystem of startups aiming to transform key public services.
Despite relatively limited engagement between the startup ecosystem and Government compared with other European cities, Milan has a pipeline of companies capable of transforming the country’s public services.
Dublin’s strong local accelerator and investor ecosystem has helped to establish the city as one of Europe’s central GovTech hubs: a position that could be strengthened further by the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Forward Health, a member of PUBLIC’s most recent GovStart cohort, has recently secured $3.9 million in seed funding. We spoke to Forward about how they got here, what they’re doing now, and what they hope to be doing in the future.
Johnny Hugill introduces PUBLIC’s latest report Frictionless Trade and outlines how new technologies have the potential to transform how the UK conducts trade with other nations.
With Europe’s fastest broadband speeds, startup visas for overseas entrepreneurs, and a strong funding ecosystem for new companies, Amsterdam has firmly established itself as one of Europe’s leading GovTech cities.
With a new blockchain-powered GovTech competition, and an increasing number of startup incubators, Lisbon has created a seeding ecosystem that is attracting entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas from across Europe to grow their businesses.
Copenhagen’s burgeoning startup ecosystem, paired with Denmark’s markedly pro-SME policies, creates an ideal setting for GovTech entrepreneurs to thrive. The city has already had several successful startup initiatives.
In a new series, PUBLIC is profiling Europe’s leading GovTech cities, and showcasing the top startups that are transforming public services. Barcelona is a model for how effective digital strategies can power local innovation. With one of Europe’s strongest startup ecosystems, the city is taking steps to empower smaller tech companies to deliver key digital public services in markets traditionally dominated by large-scale corporate suppliers.
Is your startup considered as a GovTech business, ready to work with the government and help public servants improve public services – from design to delivery? Take the quiz to find out!
PUBLIC outlines the most exciting GovTech startups transforming the European public services from HealthTech to CivicTech, from Austria to the UK.
GovStart 2018 cohort member Strawberry Energy aims to reinvent the urban landscape. We interview Miloš Milisavljević, founder of this smart benches startup about his ambitions and the highlights of his business.
We interview Dr Anas Nader, founder of LocumTap – a platform that connects clinicians with vacant shifts – about the journey, challenges and highlights of his business.
PUBLIC has been working with Mayor Andy Street and the West Midlands Combined Authority for the past year on the UrbanChallenge. Find out more about the way UrbanTech is changing the public sector in the region.
Bhavin Kotecha and Rachel Guthartz look into the GovTech Catalyst Fund’s first five competitions, exploring the range of innovative startups who address the challenges.
Rachel Guthartz introduces three of the HealthTech 27 – the most promising startups in HealthTech – and considers how they could transform the NHS.
Nicola Blackwood, author of PUBLIC’s new report The Promise of HealthTech, introduces the UK’s HealthTech ecosystem.
PUBLIC’s Rachel Guthartz speaks to three tech startup founders who made the transition from the public sector, exploring what inspired them to make the move.
PUBLIC’s Caroline Makepeace responds to Sadiq Khan’s Digital Diversity Scheme, underlining the need to create a diverse tech sector in conjunction with plugging the digital skills gap.
PUBLIC’s Programme and Marketing Manager Edd Elliott provides four quick tips on how to effectively communicate your GovTech startup to investors and the public sector.
Public’s co-founder Alexander de Carvalho explains the importance of the recent announcement by the UK government of a £20 million GovTech fund.
Applied is a GovTech Startup looking to transform the process of recruitment. We talk to founders Kate Glazebrook and Theo Fellgett about the platform, the public sector and the future of hiring.