VoteTocracy part of Founders Institute NY spring semester
We are very pleased to announce that we are part of the Founders Institute New York Spring Semester. In fact - as of this posting - the semester is about half way through. FI has been a great experience and it continues to help us move Votetocracy forward.
Why we built VoteTocracy
Frustration, Ignorance and a lot of hope: Why we created Votetocracy
We thought it is important to let everyone know why we created Votetocracy.com. As many Americans we were frustrated. Frustrated by some of the events of the last year (this post was originally written in 2009) and by our own ignorance about what actually goes on within Congress. So we took interest in learning more about. Read on to learn about our discoveries and the outcome of our learnings.
Votetocracy is a place where every citizen can see every bill currently in congress, vote on those bills and send those votes to their representatives. This site was created by three regular citizens that felt it was time to get engaged with American politics. During our efforts to become more educated about our government we discovered that it was not all that easy. We found plenty of information. But it is written in difficult to understand political speak. We also found that it was not particularly easy to act on this information. When we found bills on government websites we had no measurable way to act on it. Sure, you could write a letter or contact our representatives, but had no real way of knowing that it would actually accomplish anything. These things felt like barriers. It was then that we decided that there had to be a better way and Votetocracy is the the result of our efforts.
Pitching at June UltraLight Startups in NY
UltraLight Startups is a great community of entrepreneurs and mentors. ULS’s focus is on practicing nimble, effective, self-funded and cost-scalable methods of developing a product and company. We'll be presenting at their June 9th event at Microsoft's office in NY.