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To Disrupt Real Problems, Rewrite the Silicon Valley Playbook

Startups and VCs can’t build solutions to our national crises with the same old approach

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As protests over the murder of George Floyd erupted in Minneapolis — and then spread at lightning speed to cities and towns across America — downloads of the Citizen app exploded to over 150,000 per day. Founded…




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Evan Burfield

Evan Burfield

Author of Regulatory Hacking from Penguin Random House. Entrepreneur and investor with expertise in civic tech and global startup ecosystems.

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