Higher Ground Labs

Updates

Announcing our second cohort

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 accelerator cohort! These 13 start-ups address a broad range of challenges in politics, ranging from polling solutions to psychographic mapping & persuasion testing to volunteer engagement. Selected from a pool of over 90 applications, these companies are strong signals of what is possible.

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Maggie Stohler
What we're seeing in 2018

Higher Ground Labs launched our second open call for applications in December of 2017. The sustained surge of interest and applications exceeded our expectations: we were pleased to read through over 90 applications, more than we had received for our inaugural accelerator class last year.  This was a strong pool of applicants!

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Betsy Hoover
Apply for the 2018 HGL Accelerator Cohort

The thing the unties the knot in my stomach throughout the day each day is seeing the amazing work our companies are doing and the impact that their products are having - in Virginia, with national organizations, and with local candidates across the country.

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Betsy Hoover
Our Portfolio Companies in VA

Yesterday’s Democratic turnout in VA was the highest in a gubernatorial election in the last 20 years. This wave of voter contact was powered by innovative technology platforms that VA campaigns and outside groups embraced as an integrated part of their strategy. These technology platforms empowered volunteers to engage with voters across the state in new ways that should guide Democratic campaign strategy in 2018 and beyond.  Eight of our portfolio companies deployed their tools in Virginia. Collectively, they contacted and mobilized a total of 1.2 million Virginia volunteers and voters. 

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Betsy Hoover