First San Francisco Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Program in Collaboration with The White House Announces Finalists for 2013
20 November 2013
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in collaboration with the White House announced Synthicity as one of the startup finalists of San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program, the first ever government program aimed at helping startups develop technology-enabled products and services to address national issues of critical importance.
The internationally-recognized program received applications from nearly 200 startups across the U.S. and abroad, ranging from seed-state startups to cross-platform startups valued over $1 billion.
Synthicity uses an intuitive 3D digital city as an interactive backdrop to explore, analyze, and communicate the future of the city. A “SimCity” for real-world urbanism, it is a platform for understanding complex urban phenomena and supporting plan development as well as tracking planning through implementation such as visualizing building permits through their lifecycle.
Paul Waddell is the Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. He is Founder and President of Synthicity.