Apply Today for GovLab Academy Online Project Coaching– New Courses!

Passionate about fixing the public procurement process or interested in joining a group of entrepreneurs working on Data Driven Criminal Justice Innovation?

Do you want to learn from peers and experts about applying more collaborative and open approaches to disaster management using technology?

Apply Today for GovLab Academy online project coaching courses!

Send in your application by this Monday, May 23 (new extended deadline!) to join Clay Johnson’s Tech Innovation in Procurement and Beth Simone Noveck and the Arnold Foundation’s Coaching Program for Data-Driven Criminal Justice Projects; and May 27 for Julian Carver’s Innovations in Tech Enabled Disaster Management.

The GovLab Academy coaching programs are designed for public entrepreneurs— passionate and innovative teams and individuals who wish to take advantage of new technology to do good in the world. Our programs offer training and coaching to help you cross the chasm from idea to practical reality.

  • Tech Innovation in Procurement. Convened by Clay Johnson (Chairman of the Department of Better Technology and former Presidential Innovation Fellow and former director of Sunlight Labs), this program is back by popular demand and geared to public entrepreneurs who are working on projects to improve transparency, accountability and efficiency in the public procurement process. Program begins the week of June 6, 2016.
  • Coaching Program for Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects. Led by Beth Noveck (former White House Deputy CTO and Director of the GovLab), this program offers support for those working on empirically-based criminal justice innovation projects, including those working in criminal justice, health, mental health and related agencies as well as researchers and advocates. Program begins the week of June 6, 2016.
  • Innovations in Tech Enabled Disaster Management. Convened by Julian Carver (former CIO of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority), this program is for those developing projects that have the potential to tackle the pressing needs of people in pre and post disaster-affected communities. Program begins the week of June 13, 2016.
  • Innovations in Automatic Benefits for Citizens. Coached by New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, this program is designed to support government, social and civic entrepreneurs who are developing projects around the automation and delivery of benefits and services for citizens. Program begins in September 2016 (Date TBD).

The GovLab Academy coaching programs include frequent and constructive feedback, curated reading materials and original content, introductions to subject matter and skills experts, and peer to peer support designed to help you bring your project to fruition and scale. Participants can apply as individuals or as members of a team. Limit 12 projects per course. Read our FAQs here.

For more about GovLab Academy coaching programs and how they work, see How to Train Public Entrepreneurs: 10 Lessons Learned.

To see what our alumni are doing, check out our project gallery.