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Thursday, September 14 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
How Tech Startups are Changing Politics LIMITED

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Technology is disrupting politics, and campaigns have no choice but to get on board. Backroom dealmaking is out – voters define today’s agenda. Savvy campaigns are finding that the new digital landscape, influx of data, and emerging technologies empower greater insight into – and connection to – voters. Abandoning direct mail for direct text and gut instinct for machine learning, they can mobilize supporters with strong personalized outreach. DC is the epicenter of this sweeping change. Learn the current state of political tech and the opportunities for entrepreneurs in the space.

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Zack Christenson

Co-founder & CEO, Crowdskout
Zack Christenson is the co-founder and CEO of Crowdskout, a CRM and data analysis platform for driving civic engagement. With extensive experience in media and technology, Zack co-founded Crowdskout in 2014 with a vision to empower people and organizations to amplify their voices and effectively organize around issues they care about through better use of data and better platforms. | | Since its launch, Crowdskout has secured $4.3 million in funding and has emerged as one of the fastest growing tech companies in DC. Crowdskout boasts customers spanning presidential campaigns, NGOs, national trade associations, non-profits, political parties and advocacy groups throughout the country and around world. | | Prior to founding Crowdskout, Zack launched the digital practice at Javelin, a full-service media agency, where he advised a wide range of publishers and organizations including Foreign Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, The Templeton Foundation, Random House, and HarperCollins. Before Javelin, Zack was the executive producer of several highly regarded local and nationally syndicated radio stations and shows in Chicago and DC. Zack has served as a fellow at the American Consumer Institute, where he wrote on tech and digital policy, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Initiative's Future Leaders... Read More →