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Story Bellows named one of nation’s civic tech superstars

Bellows was honored for her work in procurement reform by Government Technology magazine's annual list of top civic innovators.

Story Bellows. (Photo courtesy of David Kidd)

Story Bellows is one of the country’s top civic innovators, says a new list from Government Technology Magazine. The list features the CEO of Nextdoor, a civic platform that Philadelphia uses, the director and CEO of Healthcare.gov and the director for robot-assisted search and rescue at Texas A&M University.
Bellows ran FastFWD, one of the city’s banner innovation efforts: a $1 million business accelerator with an end goal of getting more startups piloting their products and services with the city.
“Maybe one of the most exciting byproducts of FastFWD is a new RFP, honed from what the city has learned through working with program participants,” GovTech reported. “[Bellows] describes the new document as ‘a much more entrepreneur-friendly, startup-friendly RFP than we’ve ever issued in the past.'”
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Bellows is also the director of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a public-sector think tank formed in 2012.
Last year, Mayor Michael Nutter and Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid were named to the list.

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