Announcing Inaugural Cohort of Incubator Fellows & New Funding Support
The West Coast Aspen Institute Initiative Will Engage Technologists in Policymaking Through Summer 2019 & Beyond
San Francisco, CA & Washington, DC, June 17, 2019 –– The recently formed Aspen Tech Policy Hub tomorrow will announce its inaugural cohort of Incubator Fellows. The San Francisco-based policy incubator, which is part of the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity & Technology Program, will teach these tech experts about the policy process and help them to formulate and advance solutions that address society’s problems. The ultimate objective is to build bridges between Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley, with policymakers that better understand today’s technologies and challenges, and technologists who recognize the important role of public policy.
In addition, the Hub welcomes over $500,000 in new funding support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Mozilla. This follows an initial generous seed donation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark.
Fellows will be introduced at an event at Northwestern University’s San Francisco facility on June 18 with Tom Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures and Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Washington Post.
To read the full press release, see: Aspen Tech Policy Hub Announces Inaugural Cohort of Incubator Fellows & New Funding Support.