Ash Center Announces Winners of #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge

October 9, 2015

Cambridge, MA -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School focused on the intersection of government and technology, today announced the winners of its #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge.  Over 350 people attended #Tech4Democracy, a HUBweek event, and voted for 28 different teams competing to take home a $5,000 People's Choice prize.  A second $5,000 Judge's Choice prize was awarded by a team of academics, technologists, and public officials.  

  • The winner of the Judge's Choice Award: Agora, an online civic network dedicated to purpose-driven dialogue  between decision makers and busy people concerned about their  communities.   
  • Runner up in the Judge's Choice Award: CandiDating, a platform to match potential voters with political candidates based on their views. 
  • The winner of the People's Choice Award:  DoneGood, an app that makes it easy to find businesses that share your values by empowering users to "vote with their wallets" to create a financial incentive for more businesses to adopt socially responsible business practices.
  • Runner up in the People's Choice Award: MetaCogs, a web-based collaborative space in which communities of learners don't  just share what they're thinking, they share how they're thinking.

About the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. Three major programs support our mission: the Program on Democratic Governance; the Innovations in Government Program; and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Daniel Harsha
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation