Our country is deeply divided and our democratic system is broken. Citizens feel unheard and disempowered.
The great news is, innovators from all walks of life have never been more motivated to make substantial change.
Reboot Democracy is a non-profit organization creating a comprehensive ecosystem of support for early-stage innovators who are building technology to strengthen democracy.
The organization helps funders and legacy organizations gain visibility into the blossoming democracy tech ecosystem in order to connect, collaborate, and prioritize investments, and links innovators, including many women and underrepresented minorities, with the investment and support they need to bring their ideas to life.
How we got started:
Reboot Democracy began as a hackathon in 2016. It was designed to bring together a group of diverse, motivated people -- the best and brightest of Silicon Valley-- and create the environment for them to tackle the many problems of democracy. The results were innovative, inspiring, and sometimes off-the-wall. The potential for impact was palpable, and the need for ongoing support was obvious.
To date, Reboot Democracy has mobilized over 750+ participants via hackathons, workshops, and pitch events bridging the technical and political spheres.
Reboot Democracy is committed to finding and resourcing the best ideas that leverage technology to rejuvenate American democracy. We are currently working to expand the Reboot Democracy event series across the country and kick off the first cohort of the accelerator for early-stage democracy tech innovators at the beginning of 2019.
Reboot Democracy is a call to action.