Brigade, a new start-up being viewed as a way to engage young voters in politics by making it more like a social media experience, trying to use technology to encourage people to get involved.
Brigade's company leaders are developing a nonpartisan portal that people would visit every day. The portal or platform would be a place where they could discuss pressing issues as well as share and organize news stories to capture other people's attention.
Federal Programs Related to - Computer & Information Science
Programs that conduct research in the area of science that addresses the study of data and information storage and processing systems including hardware, software, basic design principles, user requirements analysis and related economic and policy issues. Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Computer Science; Data Processing Technology; Information Sciences; Information Technology; Information Management; Information Science; Parallel Processing; Robotics; Software Engineering; Supercomputers
Federal Programs Related to - Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.
Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation
Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy
While philanthropy, social responsibility and corporate governance all already play a role, we will probably see more powerful contributions when companies embed social innovation into their core business strategies and operations.
Startup Brigade Uses Technology To Bring Civic Engagement