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Democracy/"True Voice"

Democracy / "True Voice"

Our grand challenge is nothing less than saving democracy and preserving and strengthening self-government. If we want to empower people to be the center of change, then their voices have to count. Democratic systems around the world are being threatened both internally and externally. Onerous voter ID processes, fake news, the influence of money in the election process, corruption in government, and gerrymandering are all threats eroding faith in democracy.

We are determined to provide an XPRIZE road map that addresses these threats, beginning with the foundation of any functioning democracy—the ability for every eligible citizen to vote and to trust and verify that their vote has been counted. An XPRIZE that ensures the true voice of citizens is heard.

 

“Democracy at its birth in any country is massively transformational. But with the passage of time, every democracy becomes transactional as money and interests become more entrenched. The great question is can a transactional democracy become transformational anew? Only if we put people at the center of change and only if we make their voice count.”

- JOE TRIPPI, DEMOCRACY/"TRUE VOICE" TEAM

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Meet the Team

Matt Hui

Matt Hui
Prize Developer

“I am driven to ensure every young person has a committed father figure in their life. I believe the development of humans to their full potential requires intentional mentorship coupled with transformational education experiences, including cross-cultural travel, outdoor adventure, and design-driven problem-solving.

As an MBA candidate at USC Marshall School of Business, I bring strategic vision and project management skills, specifically around the areas of social innovation design and brand strategy. Having professional experience designing and executing curricula at secondary and higher education institutions, I am an adept team facilitator, communicator, and motivator. I am most excited to be in a community that sparks innovation.”

Varun Shetty

Varun Shetty
Prize Developer

"Security and making things better in the world excites me. That’s what drives my innovation and my thought processes. My biggest skill set is my innovation. I have five patents/applications across two countries, and I look forward to bringing hard work, dedication, and out-of-the-box thinking to the team. An incentive competition with crowdsourcing is something I have never done, and working with XPRIZE to help solve problems for the real world will be an incredible opportunity. I look forward to working with the best minds to make the world better.”