PayIt Finishes Top Three at SXSW

PayIt Finishes Top Three at SXSW U.S. Conference of Mayors Competition

March 21, 2018

Mobile government technology leader PayIt was awarded third place from among an original pool of 62 startups nationwide at the inaugural U.S. Conference of Mayors and Code for America Tech Innovation Pitch, sponsored by Amazon Web Services.

PayIt finished third of 11 startup companies that made the final cut to pitch the distinguished panel of mayors and industry experts at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016 interactive conference. The panel cited the practical-ness of PayIt’s mobile technology solutions and its ability to address and simplify such a wide variety of government services and citizen use cases.

“What we’re hearing from mayors and other civic leaders across the country is a rapidly growing realization that city services must meet today’s always-mobile residents wherever they are,” said John Thomson, CEO and founder of PayIt. “By partnering with PayIt, cities are proving to citizens that they are committed to simplifying how people do business with their local government.”

“With such an energizing buzz around the ability for technology to benefit citizens more quickly with public-private partnerships at this year’s SXSW, the PayIt story really struck a nerve with mayors and private industry leaders alike,” said Luke Norris, head of local government solutions for PayIt. “They see immediate value in PayIt’s flexible, lightweight approach—completely unlike custom-built applications that cost millions or even thousands of dollars to maintain or improve.”


PayIt’s cloud-based mobile government and payment platform technology provides state and local agencies and their citizens with a personalized mobile and web app experience for simplifying transactions and automating citizen engagement—with zero upfront cost.

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Hunter McPherson