About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn more about us and our story. 

Matt Munroe

Matt Munroe has a degree in International Business and Spanish from Trinity University. He currently works for the Keen.io as a Customer Success Specialist and is the City Leader for Founders Live San Antonio, a monthly pitch competition for local entrepreneurs. He previously worked at Geekdom as an intern and then full-time as their Community Manager in 2019.

Colby Doyal

Colby Doyal is our native San Antonian. He completed his degree in Computer Science from Trinity University, and is now currently a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Specialist that manages client’s monthly budgets and drives engagement to their website through the Google search/display network.

Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes has 10 years of experience in software engineering and 2 years in product development. He is a Senior Software Engineer at Go Smart Solar and Founder of Cocoon Build, an engineering development and design company. Andre attended Boston College studying philosophy and is part of the Venture for America Fellowship program.

Our story

The Polis team will create an interactive map-based application for the River Walk that provides increased navigation based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons. The beacons create a network that allows users to have precise navigation even on a subterranean level.

Visitors can use the app to find their destination and receive targeted advertisements or alerts from local businesses. Our goal is to help the City of San Antonio, residents, tourists, and local businesses obtain the most seamless and dynamic experience the River Walk has to offer.

Current solutions, such as the GPS navigation apps from Google or Apple, have difficulty connecting to devices below street level and are effectively unusable. There is also a lack of physical addresses and visible signage along the River Walk. This means that thousands of visitors are relying on City and River Walk staff to help them find their destination and can lead to crowded sidewalks, frustrated visitors and staff, as well as loss of business.