Civic Innovation

Welcome to Civic Innovation

As one of the first cities, Boston has been creating solutions to civic challenges for over 300 years. It’s in our blood and right at the heart of who we are as a city. Today, we’re retaining our reputation as the torchbearer of civic innovation thanks to the concentration of world-class academic institutions, the original New Urban Mechanics, and the epicenter of technology that we cultivated.

At StartHub, Boston comes together to bear witness to those working to improve equity, increase transparency of government, and use data for forward-thinking policy. Our network is comprised of committed stakeholders including civic media, up-and-coming startups, programmers, government, and citizens who care about the wellbeing of one another.

We’re a city of innovators. That’s just who we are.

Events

Code for Boston Weekly Hack Night

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, data geeks, and researchers with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology. Weekly Hack Nights are our time to meet in person to work on and discuss civic tech projects.

National Day of Civic Hacking: Boston 2017

Please join Code for Boston for a day of civic hacking at our fifth annual National Day of Civic Hacking event on Sept 23. Taking place on Saturday at the iZotope offices in Cambridge, this year’s event will feature a community-focused hackathon to kick off a new set of Code for Boston projects with our government and community partners.

Tech Gives Back 2017

Tech Gives Back offers Boston's tech scene an opportunity to get out of the office and into the community to remodel classrooms, plant community gardens, prep and serve meals in soup kitchens, provide interview training for veterans, and much more! Don't miss this chance to give back to Boston!

Investors

Barr Foundation

Our mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts.

Knight Foundation

Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. We are focused on five key areas we believe are building blocks for prosperous, stable, and open societies: Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

The Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone.