The Winning Pitches From SXSW's Civic Tech Event

Mayors chose these winners based on their potential to benefit local governments and communities.

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March 26, 2018, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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The Civic I/O pitch event at SXSW gave tech entrepreneurs a stage to present their solutions to mayors and industry experts in the hope of catching the right ear and of winning $10,000 in prizes.

Route Fifty followed up on the event by presenting a list of the event's winners and sharing videos of each of the winning presentations.

The first place winner of the competition was Biobot Analytics' Opioid Consumption Monitoring (OCM) Program, which measures drug metabolites in wastewater to estimate consumption in cities. 

Other winning pitches offered tools for empowerment of public sector employees, a metric of public trust, and the transition to paperless operations.

Mayors Javier Gonzalez, Betsy Price, and Michael Tubbs, of Santa Fe, Fort Worth, and Stockton, respectively, acted as judges in the competition.

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