Vator Splash Oakland 2015 Finalist - Countable

Mitos Suson · May 26, 2015 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/3da0

Check out Bart Myers' presentation on stage and the judges' feedback

Vator Splash Oakland 2015 finalist Countable is a platform where users can learn about issues, influence their representatives in government, and rally their community and friends around those  issues. Organizations and politicians can use Countable to build support for their positions, expand their membership and drive donations.

Among the judges were Erik Moore (Base Ventures), Paige Craig (Angel Investor), Maha Ibrahim (Canaan Partners), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners), Mike Walsh (Structure Capital), Tianxiang Zhuo (Karlin Ventures), Dave Samuel (Freestyle VC) and  Adam Smith (Bowery Capital).



Thank you KPMG, Kapor CenterWendel RosenJavelin, Rackspace, The Port Workspaces, Alaska, Gensler, Parelius, and Bread & Butter for sponsoring! 

 

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