GovTech Summit to Startups: Passion, Retention Are Essential

As the government technology space grows, younger companies are figuring out how to break into that market, establish footholds and begin to scale. The insights those firms offer promise to influence how public agencies buy and deploy the latest software and other digital tools.

The inaugural InState GovTech Summit in Austin brought together investors, officials and entrepreneurs for a two-day series of panels and networking events. The event itself reflected the ongoing increase of investment, mergers and acquisitions in the government technology market, driven by pandemic demands and the broader trend toward digital services in virtually all sectors of the U.S. economy.

The event focused heavily on helping entrepreneurs learn to compete with legacy vendors in this space, and to attract investor attention while earning the loyalty of government clients.

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