Accelerator

Concluding the 2013 Accelerator

Posted on by Dharmishta Rood in Accelerator, News

On the first day of the Accelerator, all five companies worked together to identify needs and categorize questions.  This week marks the official end of the 2013 Code for America Accelerator. Over the course of the Accelerator, the innovative civic …

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2013 Startup Showcase

Posted on by Dharmishta Rood in Accelerator

  Thanks for joining us on Wednesday, November 6 for the live broadcast of this event. Watch the original live webcast here. Out of nearly 200 government technology applicants, five companies were selected for this year’s Accelerator class. All five …

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Why I’m Mentoring for America: Zachary Townsend

Posted on by Zachary Townsend in Accelerator, Coding for America, Commentary, Guest Post, mentor

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This post is part of an ongoing series by Code for America mentors. Zachary is a 2013 mentor at Code for America for the startups program.  I work with governments because, when operated well, they can improve the lives of so …

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Why I’m Mentoring for America: Christian Crumlish

Posted on by Christian in Accelerator, Guest Post, mentor, News

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This post is part of an ongoing series by Code for America mentors. Christian is a 2013 mentor at Code for America, and has mentored startups in the 2012 and 2013 programs.  I’m mentoring for America because I believe that …

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Why I’m Mentoring for America: Carl Tashian

Posted on by Carl Tashian in Accelerator, Commentary, Guest Post, mentor

This post is part of an ongoing series by Code for America mentors. Carl Tashian is a 2013 mentor at Code for America, and has mentored startups in the 2012 and 2013 programs.  I’ve always found it hard when I’m …

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Dharmishta Rood: Why I’m Coding for America

Posted on by Dharmishta Rood in Accelerator, Coding for America, Commentary

When I was in college I wanted to be a fashion designer. Or perhaps I was a fashion designer, insofar as any 19-year-old with a sewing machine on her kitchen table and a screen-printing studio in her garage is a …

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ArchiveSocial: Why I Code for America

Posted on by Anil Chawla in 2013, Accelerator, Coding for America, News

This post is part of a series to about the Code for America Accelerator companies. It’s fascinating to think about the lifespan of a conversation. We have dozens of conversations every day. Some of these conversations find a home in …

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FAF: Why I Code for America

Posted on by Sarayu Ramanan in 2013, Accelerator, Coding for America

This post is part of a series to about the Code for America Accelerator companies. How do you quantify social value created? This question is at the heart of nonprofit service delivery, social policy analysis, and lives in the minds of funders and policy-makers …

SmartProcure: Why I Code for America

Posted on by Jeff Rubenstein in 2013, Accelerator, Coding for America, News

This post is part of a series to about the Code for America Accelerator companies. Why are we Coding for America? I believe SmartProcure is in a unique position to do two great things at once—save the government millions of dollars and help …

Accelerator: Day One

Posted on by Clementine Breslin in Accelerator

Code for America’s second  Accelerator year kicked off yesterday. The first day’s schedule was packed with a day-long facilitation session led by Allen “Gunner” from Aspiration Tech. The day’s highlights included: product pitches, breakout sessions, company q&a’s, and a lunch …