Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

TechCrunch

The USA was founded by entrepreneurs who said “England has become bloated with bureaucracy. Let’s disrupt it by starting our own agile, more innovative nation.” But on the country’s 236th birthday, we find some democracy’s machinery needs a tune up. Political news, campaigns, and voting itself require an update for the 21st century.

Considering our roots, its only fitting that entrepreneurs would be the ones to rise to the occasion and use technology to make this great nation greater. Here a look at five bold startups putting the power of democracy back in the hands of the ordinary person.

Votizen

Democracy doesn’t work if you don’t vote, so Votizen helps make sure your friends do. Log in with your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn accounts and you’ll see who in your network is registered to vote. Pick an election and the candidate you support, and Votizen gives you a list of…

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3 responses to “Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

  1. Dear Wahyd, without wanting to take away anything from a great nation like America, I think you’ll find most of the technology, computers and mobile phones to name two recent examples, were invented in that bureaucratic England.

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