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The Opportunity for Civic Startups

The Opportunity for Civic Startups

Presentation given at the Web 2.0 Expo NY, 2011

Nick Grossman

October 11, 2011
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    The Opportunity for Civic Startups
    Web 2.0 Expo 2011 - Nick Grossman | @nickgrossman
    THE LAST BIG UNDISRUPTED MARKET:

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    me, me, me

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    you?

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    Today

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    Today
    1.Civic

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    Today
    1.Civic
    2.Disruption

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    Today
    1.Civic
    2.Disruption
    3.Trends

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    Today
    1.Civic
    2.Disruption
    3.Trends
    4.Opportunities

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    What we mean by Civic

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    of or relating to a citizen, a city,
    citizenship, or community affairs

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    of or relating to a citizen, a city,
    citizenship, or community affairs
    This is pretty broad

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    civic
    media

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    participatory
    media
    civic
    media

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    participatory
    media
    civic life
    civic
    media
    — Ethan Zuckerman
    Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

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    What we mean by
    Disruption

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    (obligatory hackjob on disruptive technologies)
    see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_technology

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    Software is eating the world
    — Marc Andreessen
    WSJ, 8/20/2011

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  28. craigslist | classifieds
    apple | music, phones, cameras
    amazon | books, retail
    linkedin | recruiting
    airbnb | hotels
    google | direct marketing
    netflix | videos
    skype | phones
    twitter | news

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  29. craigslist | classifieds
    apple | music, phones, cameras
    amazon | books, retail
    linkedin | recruiting
    airbnb | hotels
    google | direct marketing
    netflix | videos
    skype | phones
    twitter | news
    The tools now exist to transform any institution

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    employees: 32

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    airbnb

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    What is ripe for disruption in
    the civic space?

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    Politics - national, local
    Community
    Transportation
    Borrowing sugar
    Clearing graffiti
    Protests
    […]

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    4 trends that are
    setting the stage
    for civic startups

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    Spending more and
    getting less
    1

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    source: Code for America

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    ‘Bloomberg has called the project
    a “disaster”… [its] cost has
    exceeded $600 million, nearly ten
    times over budget’

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    ‘has soared in cost from $260mm
    to as much as $1.9bn’

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    topek

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    Changing of the guard
    2

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    graphic: Code for America

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    graphic: Code for America

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    graphic: Code for America

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    graphic: Code for America

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    CHICAGO
    John Tolva
    BOSTON
    Nigel Jacobs
    SAN FRANCISCO
    Jay Nath
    WHITE HOUSE
    Vivek Kundra
    NEW YORK
    Rachel Sterne
    CODE for AMERICA
    Jen Pahlka
    + many more

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    The rise of the Civic Hacker
    3

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    osm haiti

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    cfa fellows

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    Government as a Platform
    4
    — Tim O’Reilly

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  58. Governments are starting to think
    less like app developers
    and more like platform providers

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  59. source: Wired Magazine

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  60. Real-time Server
    Mobile, web & other apps
    Closed Model Platform Model
    API
    Open
    Source

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    govt

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    govt
    direct vendors

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    govt
    direct vendors
    platform apps

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    govt
    direct vendors
    platform apps
    outside apps

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    4 Models for
    Civic Startups

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    Be the platform builder
    1

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    govt
    vendors
    platform apps
    outside apps

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    + lots, lots more

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    transpo

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    Be the platform builder
    1

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Be the platform builder
    1

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Be the platform builder
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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Cloud / SaaS / IaaS
    Be the platform builder
    1

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Cloud / SaaS / IaaS
    Design
    Be the platform builder
    1

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Cloud / SaaS / IaaS
    Design
    Be the platform builder
    1
    Challenges

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Cloud / SaaS / IaaS
    Design
    Be the platform builder
    1
    Challenges
    Procurement

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Cloud / SaaS / IaaS
    Design
    Be the platform builder
    1
    Challenges
    Procurement
    Long sales cycles

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Open Source
    Cloud / SaaS / IaaS
    Design
    Be the platform builder
    1
    Challenges
    Procurement
    Long sales cycles
    Product vs. services

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    Build on the Platform
    2

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    govt
    vendors
    platform apps
    outside apps

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    apps for america

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    The idea for the re-design originated from Sunlight
    Labs’ Apps for America 2 contest. Developers Andrew
    Carpenter, Bob Burbach and Dave Augustine from
    WestEd Interactive built GovPulse.us, “The Federal
    Register at your fingertips” and won second place.
    They caught the attention of OFR, who contacted
    them to help with the official re-design.

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    mycityway
    MyCityWay

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    Build on the Platform
    2

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Build on the Platform
    2

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Design
    Build on the Platform
    2

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Design
    Simplicity
    Build on the Platform
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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Design
    Simplicity
    Analytics
    Build on the Platform
    2

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Design
    Simplicity
    Analytics
    Build on the Platform
    2
    Challenges

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Design
    Simplicity
    Analytics
    Build on the Platform
    2
    Challenges
    Platform risk

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    Play outside the lines
    3

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    govt
    vendors
    platform apps
    outside apps

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    blockboard

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    commonplace

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    localocracy

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    Play outside the lines
    3

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Play outside the lines
    3

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Agility
    Play outside the lines
    3

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Agility
    Design
    Play outside the lines
    3

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Agility
    Design
    User-centered approach
    Play outside the lines
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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Agility
    Design
    User-centered approach
    Play outside the lines
    3
    Challenges

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Agility
    Design
    User-centered approach
    Play outside the lines
    3
    Challenges
    Finding a business model

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    The Enterprise End-Run
    — Me!
    bit.ly/enterprise-end-run
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    govt
    vendors
    platform apps
    outside apps

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    govt
    vendors
    platform apps
    outside apps

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    The Enterprise End-Run
    4

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    The Enterprise End-Run
    4

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Employ users as sales force
    The Enterprise End-Run
    4

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Employ users as sales force
    The Enterprise End-Run
    4
    Challenges

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Employ users as sales force
    The Enterprise End-Run
    4
    Challenges
    Tension between user-focus

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    Disruptive Opportunities
    Employ users as sales force
    The Enterprise End-Run
    4
    Challenges
    Tension between user-focus
    and enterprise-focus

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    Recap

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    Recap
    4 Trends:

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker
    4 Gov’t as a Platform

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker
    4 Gov’t as a Platform
    4 Models:

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker
    4 Gov’t as a Platform
    4 Models:
    1 Be the platform builder

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker
    4 Gov’t as a Platform
    4 Models:
    1 Be the platform builder
    2 Build on the platform

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker
    4 Gov’t as a Platform
    4 Models:
    1 Be the platform builder
    2 Build on the platform
    3 Play outside the lines

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    Recap
    4 Trends:
    1 Spending more & getting less
    2 Changing of the guard
    3 The rise of the Civic Hacker
    4 Gov’t as a Platform
    4 Models:
    1 Be the platform builder
    2 Build on the platform
    3 Play outside the lines
    4 The Enterprise End-Run

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    nyc people

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    Thanks!
    @nickgrossman
    nickgrossman.info

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