CTY is a technology company that formed in St. Louis just last year.
But the startup nabbed a $35,000 Prototype Fund grant from the Knight Foundation and will test its first product in a project with the city.
The product, called Numina, collects real-time data using optical sensors. This summer those sensors will count pedestrians and bicyclists and send that information to the St. Louis Department of Health.
CEO Tara Pham said the city’s willingness to work with a startup and use new technology is important.