Government Technology, a online publications highlights four gov tech companies who are among 10 finalists for the QBE and Ashoka Urban Resilience Challenge, a new innovation competition in which startups will pitch ways to improve life in cities to a panel of business and social impact leaders in New York next month.
The competition QBE Urban Resilience Challenge is a collaboration between Ashoka, an international nonprofit organization that invests in entrepreneurs, and QBE Insurance. Nearly 100 applicants applied to the competition, which has four tracks: the built environment (infrastructure), sustainable economies, food/water/waste, and public health and safety. The finalists were selected based on their impact, innovation and sustainability.
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