Power to the People!
A phrase used throughout history in support of pro-democracy movements is revived with the civic-centric Code for America Accelerator. CfA is giving power back to the people through empowering public service-oriented startups in its accelerator program. With a strong network of tech professionals and government officials to leverage as well as business training and advice, teams are able to bring their ideas to fruition and improve the communities around them.
Mindmixer was among their 2012 inaugural class who participated in the accelerator, which helped them connect with “new customers and taught them better design and testing methods,” CEO Nick Bowden says. Mindmixer and CfA share the same vision of getting government more tech focused to increase its efficiency and constituent participation. Since the CfA accelerator, Mindmixer has added on additional features like “interactive budgeting” and acquired a new title as 2013 “Innovator of the Year” by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
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