How to democratize tech through open competition? (with Caitlin Reimers Brumme, Masschallenge)
May 27, 2020
In this episode, we connect the dots with open technologies and platforms.
Why so many promising ventures are still underrepresented? How to democratize a tech ecosystem to make it truly inclusive, using an open, equal and competitive model?
Today’s conversation with Caitlin Reimers Brumme. She is a managing director at Masschallenge Boston, one of the biggest open tech accelerators, using zero-equity and non-profit models to support startups and tech teams around the world. To date, MassChallenge has accelerated more than 1,900 startups that have raised more than $4.3 billion in funding and generated $2.5 billion in revenue.
Over our conversation, we explore the evolution of tech accelerators and programs, views on an open competition as a model to find, screen and vet promising teams, nonprofit model, tech democratization and ethics.
Topics & timeline
From Harvard Impact Collaboratory to Masschallenge