YBLTV Spotlight Startup: Votalize Inc.

YBLTV Spotlight Startup: Votalize Inc., Joseph O'Bell, CEO. CTIA Super Mobility 2016.

YBLTV Spotlight Startup: Votalize Inc., Joseph O’Bell, CEO. CTIA Super Mobility 2016.

YBLTV: What is it the company does?

Votalize Inc.: Votalize connects citizens with their elected officials to create a political dialogue only in their district.

YBLTV: What inspired the company to start-up?

The company is changing the outdated ways citizens are able to connect with elected officials.

YBLTV: How did you go about starting up, did you apply for funding or did you self-fund the project? If so, where did you secure funding from?

Votalize Inc.: We are self funding the project.  We created a corporation and built the website.

YBLTV: Where do you get advice, support and/or help?

Votalize Inc.: We are part of the 1776 incubator and have received advice from their mentor group.

YBLTV: What has been your biggest challenge so far?

Votalize Inc.: The biggest challenge has been building our user base.

YBLTV: What is your next big target?

Votalize Inc.: Our next big target is spreading the word at the grass roots level to build our user base.

YBLTV: What is the best and worst thing about being a Startup?

Votalize Inc.: The best thing is being able to make a real positive difference.  The worst thing is not being able to scale fast enough.

YBLTV: What makes this idea different?

Votalize Inc.: It is a platform that easily allows a dialogue between politicians and their constituents. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, on Votalize, citizens and politicians can only engage in their district/jurisdiction.

YBLTV: Who would be your dream customer?

Votalize Inc.: Our dream customers would be political campaigns and media buying our data.

YBLTV: How do you see the mobile landscape evolving in 2016 and beyond?

Votalize Inc.: Mobile apps are taking over business.  Politics is one space where mobile is not very big.  With the well followed 2016 presidential election, mobile will take over the political space.


Connect with Votalize Inc.

Business Name: Votalize Inc.
Founder: David Eagan
CEO: Joseph O’Bell
Website: Votalize.com
Twitter: @votalize
Facebook: http://www.facebook/votalize