Austin Plus Social Good Social Innovator’s Fast Pitch

Posted by | October 01, 2014 | In the News, Press Release | No Comments
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ThinkVoting is a social entrepreneurship that is focused on building the most powerful tools for participating in the political process of all time. They have recently been selected as one of five finalist in the Austin Plus Social Good Social Innovators Fast Pitch Competition.

“We are proud and excited to be amongst such amazing ideas in the A+SG competition. This is a huge learning experience for us as entrepreneurs with a social mission and we hope this event is well attended.”

Joseph Santori
Founder & Chief Innovator at ThinkVoting

ThinkVoting is an innovative startup that has been built from the ground up here in Austin. This upcoming election offers the opportunity to really showcase the power of mobile technologies in the new age of democracy. Their first tool is simply called “The Voting App”, and it will be available on all Android and iOS enabled devices in early October, just in time for the upcoming election.  It features the League of Women Voters of Austin’s Voters Guide providing detailed information about candidates and proposed legislation, and it reminds voters on election days while navigating them to the polls.

Austin+Social Good is the Austin chapter of the national initiative founded by Mashable. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic group of community and global leaders to discuss a big topic — the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our world’s greatest challenges.

The Social Innovator’s Fast Pitch is scheduled to be at The Copper Tank on San Jacinto from 2pm – 6pm at on October 8th.  The contestants are judged by the audience and the winner receives crowdfunded money to advance their project and an opportunity to pitch during SXSW.  More information on this event can be found at http://austinplussocialgood.org/events/atxsocialgood/