Demos for Democracy, featuring Topi

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The GovLab presents Demos for Democracy, an ongoing series of live, interactive online demos featuring designers and builders of the latest innovative governance platforms, tools or methods to foster greater openness and collaboration to how we govern.

Topi: connecting people in a random world

February 26, 2015, we had a conversation withTopi’s founder and CEO, David Aubespin and Topi’s Chief Operating Officer, Eric Francois.

Topi was launched in December 2012 by CEO David Aubespin, a former Google engineer. The company was named after a “fast and highly-social antelope.” With the concept of networking in mind, Topi’s mobile solution makes it quick and natural to join new communities and engage with others around common interests.

Topi also comes fully loaded with all the standard features such as as agenda, speaker bios, partners, maps, etc.  Topi is a true turnkey solution that makes event planning seamless and cost-effective by integrating registration, customized event website and mobile app.

What: Watch our video to find out what Topi is, how it works, the process of its design and how can the platform be used for social good.

About David: David Aubespin has 15 years of experience in building and managing development teams. Former Google engineering manager and IBM T.J. Watson researcher with MS in Comp Science from Université de Nice and MBA from Columbia Business School.

About Eric: Eric Francois, has 14 years of experience in the finance industry advising executive management teams with market positioning and fundraising strategies. Former Lazard Frères Director and Cowen & Co VP. MA in Business and Marketing from Université de Paris Sorbonne.

Twitter handle: @topi

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