Voting Redefined | Mobile, Blockchain, Biometrics (Techstars'17)
Voatz is changing how the world votes. Its innovative and highly secure mobile voting platform has been used by more than 50,000 voters in various elections and voting events in multiple jurisdictions around the world including several pilot projects involving Participatory Budget Voting. The Voatz platform focuses on providing cutting-edge security alongside an easy to use interface to enable voters to make their voices heard in a convenient manner. Voatz has been recognized with several recent awards some of which include the 2017 Microsoft Civic Tech Scholarship, 2017 MassChallenge Finalist Choice Award, Runners Up at The 2017 Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, the 2016 MIT Startup Spotlight Cult Favorite Prize, the 1st Prize at SXSW Citrix Hackathon, the Mass Innovation Nights Audience Favorite Prize. We recently graduated from the 2017 Techstars Startup Accelerator program in Boston.
Voatz enables citizens to vote in all kinds of elections or voting events via a smartphone. Past attempts at internet based voting have failed or not gone mainstream due to fundamental concerns around security, auditability and voter anonymity. With Voatz, using biometrics for security and the Blockchain for irrefutability, we are able to tackle all these challenges and significantly streamline the process of voting and identity verification.