Wednesday, October 2, 2013
You've Got Until Sunday To Apply For San Francisco's Entrepreneurship In Residence Program
Last month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced an entrepreneurship-in-residence program for startups solving public sector problems. Now there's an actual application deadline and that deadline (this Sunday, October 6) is coming up. In some ways, the program's head, Rahul Mewawalla (he's on the right of the photo with Lee and Lee's chief innovation officer Jay Nath), embodies the idea of building a bridge between government and the tech world ?�his r�sum� includes positions at Nokia, NBC Universal, GE, and Yahoo. Mewawalla acknowledged that EIR programs aren't new (definitely not new at VC firms, and not entirely new on the government side either), but he said San Francisco's is the first to have a strong "product focus."