Civic Entrepreneur of the Year - 2013 GovFresh Awards

Submit your nominations and vote for the entrepreneur that best fostered civic collaboration, innovation and inspiration in 2013. If your city has already been nominated, add additional info/links for judges to consider. Judges will use this information as the basis for their votes. Deadlines and judging details: awards.govfresh.com

Civic Entrepreneur of the Year

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  1. Burt Lum

    Burt is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a 501(c)3 public charitable organization dedicated to advancing the adoption of open data/API standards and the development of solutions capitalizing on open data in Hawaii. He and his co-founders have organized several events to advance open data principles in the Aloha State, from hackathons to unconferences and numerous presentations and panels at technology events. In 2013, Lum spearheaded the successful effort to pass open data laws at both the Hawaii State Government (HB632, now Act 263) and Honolulu City Government (Bill 53) levels. Lum has long advocated and championed local technology initiatives,…

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    • Robert Vogel

      Robert Vogel has been quietly but diligently building the planet's leading platform and service for online civic engagement.

      The system that he has architected, deployed and supported has been used by about 100 counties, cities and towns to power over 1,200 online public forums that have attracted over 150,000 online attendees.

      Check-out the list of government testimonials on this company's website. They demonstrate how Robert is an entrepreneur's role model for not just satisfying customers, but thrilling and delighting them with the quality of software and service.

      37 votes
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      • Chelsea Mauldin

        Chelsea Mauldin is Executive Director of the Public Policy Lab, which seeks to improve public services through design. In the last year, Chelsea led the charge on two exciting projects: Designing Services for Housing, which re-thought the affordable housing application process, and NYC School Admissions: Discovery for Design, which investigated the high school admissions process. Chelsea is a force for positive change in revitalizing New York City's public sector.

        18 votes
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        • Dominic Campbell

          http://twitter.com/dominiccampbell

          Dominic is the founder of FutureGov (http://wearefuturegov.com) a digital product company that creates better public services through elegantly designed technology.

          Anyone who’s seen Dom in action knows that he is a force to be reckoned with. In the early days of FutureGov he helped push the boundaries in local government by introducing a whole bunch of councils to this new thing called Twitter. From there he has combined his absolute, single-minded obsession for improving public services with this true belief in the power of technology to bring about that improvement. When others were talking about how risky…

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          • Tony Hsieh

            The CEO of Zappos has been instrumental in trying to revive the non-Strip downtown of Las Vegas and attract tech businesses.

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