Building Civic Tech at the Middle of the Venn: Lessons Learned From a Co-founder and CEO


Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Part of the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

Marci Harris, Co-founder and CEO, POPVOX

Marci Harris will share frank lessons from her experience launching and scaling one of the first civic tech startups. The workshop will examine the leadership and strategic challenges facing a mission-driven, for-profit enterprise, from comparing funding models to measuring impact. Participants will apply these lessons to their own civic startup idea, through time-boxed brainstorming, stacking and prioritizing ideas, developing a mission statement, and more. This workshop is for future startup founders who care about the distinctions between GovTech, Advocacy Tech, Political Tech, Media Tech, and Civic Tech.

Please note that space is limited. RSVP is required to participate in this event.

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About the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

The Ash Center’s non-resident Technology and Democracy Fellows will design and lead a series of hands-on workshops for Harvard Kennedy School students, co-sponsored by Tech4Change. Each workshop will help participants develop their “technological intelligence” and learn skills related to understanding, managing, or creating digital technologies with the potential to improve the quality of democratic governance. Visit to read more. RSVP is required. Space is limited.