As an accelerator partner, World Startup Factory develops and executes a startup program together with The City of The Hague. Startup in Residence is a new way of connecting governments and startups. Besides the ambition to connect and stimulate collaboration, the program also aims to develop innovative solutions for the ‘wicked’ urban challenges the city faces. Startups with their out of the box thinking can develop innovative solutions for eight challenges and the City of The Hague can assist startups to finalize and perfect this solution. If the solutions are successful, the City of The Hague could act as launching customer.