OpenCounter

Via Open Counter Enterprises, Inc.

Goal

Making it easier for residents to register and create new businesses by building open source software that governments can use to simplify the process

While entrepreneurs may have market-moving ideas, very few can expertly navigate the local government permitting process that allows them to open and operate. Whether it’s a startup, boutique or restaurant, OpenCounter helps to simplify this interaction with city government. It collects and sorts data on existing regulations while providing running totals of the costs and time involved in setting up shop. A team of Code for America fellows developed and piloted OpenCounter in Santa Cruz, Calif. during 2012. Knight Foundation funds will support OpenCounter's expansion to new communities, including several 2013 Code for America cities.

OpenCounter was piloted through Code for America’s fellowship with the City of Santa Cruz in 2012.  

 

Note: Fluxx ID 201448095

Project Team

Open Counter Enterprises, Inc.