Can startups solve problems that have flummoxed governments?

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Hoping startups can help them govern in more innovative and efficient ways, San Francisco officials have identified 11 finalists for an “Entrepreneurship in Residence” program that’s an incubator for products or services aimed at the public sector.

Finalists include Buildingeye, a digital platform that maps ongoing activities like new buildings, sewers and roadwork, and TransitHero, a developer of crowdsourced public transit software that uses predictive algorithms to help users make smarter decisions. Three to five finalists will be selected in January, reports. Source: