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On August 11, 2021, Public Spend Forum and GovShop partnered with AWS to host 6 innovative tech companies as part of our Emerging Tech and Innovation Showcase (apply or attend a showcase by clicking on the link). The featured entrepreneurs included Chris Lindgren from Whispir whose tech solution is helping governments and companies communicate and handle crises more effectively. Each of the companies pitched their solutions to a diverse audience of government buyers from the local, state, and federal agencies.

Below are recaps of each of the companies 5-minute pitches and links to the pitches.

  1. Citibot: Provides tools for citizens to communicate with government agencies.
  2. Whispir: Helps organizations create workflows for organizations.
  3. Sprinklr: Helps government agencies spread awareness of services and manage risks.
  4. Rubicon: Powers a digital marketplace and creates smart city solutions.
  5. Bang the Table: Empowers government agencies to bring effective engagement to their communities.
  6. No Wait Inside: Facilitates scheduling, customer communications, and analytics.

Citibot provides tools for citizens and their governments to use for effective communication and civic change. Citibot uses smart text messaging and web chat technology to help residents get answers to questions, report issues, send messages directly to staff and receive real-time alerts. Watch below to hear Bratton Riley, Co-Founder, and CEO of Citibot, present his innovative solutions:

Whispir is a tech company that is reimagining communications with automated workflows so that organizations can master connection and engagement. Chris Lindgren, Director of Channel Sales, presented this platform to our government audience. Watch below to hear his pitch:

Sprinklr is a unified platform for all citizen-facing functions. Sprinklr helps government agencies spread awareness of resources and services, deliver citizen-centric services at scale, and manage risk with rapid crisis response across 30+ modern digital and social channels. Watch below to hear Ralph Gill, Public Sector Director, pitch this platform at the showcase:

Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Senior Manager Katie Gwathmey presented this innovative solution on behalf of Rubicon. Watch below to hear her pitch:

Bang the Table is the thought leader in community engagement. Its online engagement platform EngagementHQ (EHQ), has helped more than 1,000 government organizations worldwide to bring effective engagement to their communities. Bang the Table is passionate about delivering best practices and a superior software solution for civic engagement. Watch below to hear Michelle Stephens, Head of Planning Practice, present this solution:

No Wait Inside is a virtual waiting room cloud application that facilitates scheduling, customer communications, and analytics for all customers that you serve over the course of a day. Co-Founder Michael Marasco presented his innovative solutions at the showcase. Watch below to hear his pitch:

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