Empowering American families to shrink their own utility bills is an important...– Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. More opportunities for civic startups and the context for our Civic Startup Accelerator. Open government data is a big and growing opportunity for startups. Application...
ask your developers what competitions they’re passionate about or suggest some...– 4 Ways Leading Companies Attract Top Tech Talent - Business Insider
What is very exciting about U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) ‘Commerce...– — Department of Commerce app challenge: An interview with Mike Kruger More opportunities for civic startups and the context for our Civic Startup Accelerator. Open government commerce data is a big and growing opportunity for startups. Application deadline is June 1; apply now:...
…a changing mind-set. The number of college freshmen who believe that it...– For the young, it’s DIY politics - latimes.com
Lemonopoly, an online game that emerged from San Francisco’s Creative Currency...– Lemonopoly: An Online Game That Trades In Real-World Lemons | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation Congrats Chach!
Health 2.0 Developer Challenge, launched on June 2nd, 2010 at the Community...– Health 2.0 Developer Challenge More opportunities for civic startups and the context for our Civic Startup Accelerator. Civic health data is a big and growing opportunity for startups. Application deadline is June 1; apply now: codeforamerica.org/accelerator
We saw an opportunity to take an experiment done in Philadelphia and apply it in...– Introducing Denver’s Beautiful Streets Congrats to PlaceMatters and OpenPlans on a successful and promising redeployment of Beautiful Streets, a civic app aimed at generating crowdsourced data about the urban environment. According to the organizers, there are some very easy instructions to set...
@ChicagoCTO Talks #CivicStartups
What are promising opportunities for civic startups? Recently, I asked mentors of CfA’s Startup Accelerator who happened to work inside city hall to identify ripe open data sets for entrepreneurs thinking about creating a civic startup. Over the next few weeks leading up to the June 1 deadline (apply here), I’ll be posting their responses, tagged #civicstartup. To start, here’s...
Create platforms where citizen citizens can actively serve. Code for America...– The Atlantic: Democracy Is for Amateurs: Why We Need More Citizen Citizens
I’ve committed to BillTrack50 as my way to try to make a difference. I have a...– BillTrack50: “Peace Corps for Geeks” Find out why Karen Suhaka from BillTrack50 applied for the CfA Accelerator. And why she’s all about building a civic startup. Applications close on June 1; apply now: codeforamerica.org/accelerator
As former Silicon Valley brethren, Park and VanRoekel want to open up the...– President Obama’s Tech Gurus Are Coming To TechCrunch Disrupt | TechCrunch CfA starting to be used as a reference point for what a civic startup is :)
I’ve already been told by many people this “isn’t possible” and “probably...– Code for America Accelerator | Spatial Networks Check out this post from Spatial Networks on why they are a civic startup and why they applied for the CfA Accelerator. Applications close on June 1; apply now: codeforamerica.org/accelerator
People across the political spectrum lament about the public sector lagging...– Growthology: Civic Startup Accelerator Valuable perspective from Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation on the opportunities for civic startups and the context for our Civic Startup Accelerator. Civic data is a big and growing opportunity for startups. Application deadline is June 1; apply now:...