About GovCity

GovCity at its core, is an innovation experiment. Entirely fueled by the burstiness (look it up) that occurs when 75 positive disruptors accept the invitation to become a 48-hour “Innovator In Residence” in unfamiliar surroundings with the most unique collection of thought leaders they never imagined as colleagues until now.

GovCity is a temporary HQ for those who are intolerant of the status quo and cultures that prevent positive forward movement on initiatives that matter. Consider this a pop-up mastermind group, appearing at the world’s top tech conferences, film festivals, hackathons and places where it’s DEFINITELY not expected.


Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
— Jeff Bezos

I’M CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR A FUTURE GOVCITY. WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

DON’T. We’ll make sure you arrive as prepared as you need to be, but beginning now…leave your expectations at the door.

The inaugural GovCity Cohort will be a special group. By hearing about and subsequently boldly applying to attend a never-been-done event, you, GovCity member, just activated one critical step in the innovation process: starting.

Chances are you're the only one on your team, in your organization, or personal network, that applied to GovCity. This makes you an early adopter.

And as a true innovator, we know that you read something, saw something, spoke to someone, that inspired you to get involved. This makes you a first follower.

Congratulations on being exactly the right person to read this, and having the awareness of your rare status in bureaucratic and traditional organizations everywhere. We’re excited to meet you in person. And we’re excited to introduce you to your foxhole allies of innovation from industries all over the world.