Dharmishta Rood (Companies Program Manager) believes that technology has the capacity to facilitate positive change in the world. Before joining Code for America, she was a Fellow in Psychology at Harvard, a Fellow at MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media, wrote cases, industry reports and researched the Internet at Harvard Business School, and was a researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. While in Cambridge, she co-founded and co-directed MIT’s festival for entrepreneurs in conjunction with the Trust Center for Entrepreneurship. She is on the board of SXSW’s V2Venture and Startup Accelerator. She holds an EdM from Harvard University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in Design | Media Arts.

Concluding the 2013 Accelerator

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On the first day of the Accelerator, all five companies worked together to identify needs and categorize questions.  This week marks the official end of the 2013 Code for America Accelerator. Over the course of the Accelerator, the innovative civic entrepreneurs have crafted and launched new… Continue Reading

2013 Startup Showcase

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  Thanks for joining us on Wednesday, November 6 for the live broadcast of this event. Watch the original live webcast here. Out of nearly 200 government technology applicants, five companies were selected for this year’s Accelerator class. All five companies will be giving a… Continue Reading

Announcing the 2013 Accelerator Class

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Code for America opened applications for the 2013 Accelerator knowing that the competition would be fierce. This year we received over 190 applications from amazing candidates. Today, we’re pleased to announce the five teams chosen to participate in the 2013 Accelerator. The teams are articulate, knowledgeable, and passionate… Continue Reading