Higher Ground Labs

Be a Fellow


Be a Fellow.


Do you have a great idea for new political tech? Have you been obsessing about ways to help Democratic campaigns be more effective, more authentic, more intelligent, more resilient, truer to our democratic values? Do you find yourself lying awake at night sketching out a new approach to voter persuasion, community-building, data analytics, message testing, social targeting, volunteer self-organizing, or something similar? Apply to be an HGL fellow!

The HGL Fellowship is a 3 month program where individuals get the time they need to develop an innovative product for progressive campaigns or causes.  Promising candidates will have strong early-stage ideas for new political tech that can help progressive campaigns win elections, with a clear blueprint for how to get there. HGL Fellows will be paid $5,000 / month and will enjoy access to a collaborative workspace at 270 Strategies headquarters in Chicago. HGL Fellows will work side-by-side with HGL portfolio companies, accelerator participants, partners, fellows, and advisors, and will receive 1:1 coaching and mentorship. HGL Fellows who make serious progress on their pre-product ideas will be invited to apply to the HGL Accelerator for further funding and assistance.

Applications are currently closed for 2017. We will review any new applications for our 2018 Fellows class. 

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