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Jun 25 - Dec 21 | London, UK
Helping startups transform the public sector / Aider les startups à transformer l'action publique / Startups transformieren Staat und Verwaltung

About this Program

GovStart is a sixth-month growth-programme, run by PUBLIC, to help tech startups transform the public sector. We take startups of a variety of sizes and industry focuses, and provide them with the tailored support, strategy and networks they need to succeed in the public sector market.

What We Provide:

- Strategy - Identifying key public sector problems that need solving and determining product fit.
- Product - Supporting product development and market-fit, including ensuring compliance to public sector cyber security and data protection standards.
- Channels - Creating and developing key public sector networks and contacts.
- Preparation - Ensuring startups are “public sector ready”, with a business case that speaks to government buyers.
- Execution - Providing support in bid writing and procurement structures.
- Startup Support - Aiding with common startup challenges: product development; user growth; hiring; PR support; and fundraising.

Why Choose GovStart?

Placed within the PUBLIC network, startups taking part in GovStart benefit from a series of unique advantages, including:

- Unparalleled networks with key government decision-makers.
- In-house product development expertise, headed by Andy Richardson (Former VP Technology Thompson Reuters).
- A core team with experience from across government, technology and investment, including Daniel Korski (Former Deputy Head of Policy to No. 10), Alexander de Carvalho (10+ years of investment and private equity experience) and Max Chambers (Former Special Advisor to Prime Minister).
- Support from PUBLIC’s mentor pool, which includes Bill Crothers CB (Former UK Chief Procurement Officer, Former Ex-Head of Crown Commercial Service), James Stewart (Former Deputy CTO, UK Government), Correy Voo (Former CTO, UBS), and Steve Heidukewitsch (Former Oracle Sales Executive)


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