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Accelerator | Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge

How can we decrease unnecessary and adverse law enforcement encounters in order to promote community health and well-being in the US?

Submissions are Closed

Judges

Jac A. Charlier

Executive Director, Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC)

United States

Sihyun Choi

Managing Director, Stand Together Ventures Lab

Amber H. H. Porter

Sr. Venture Associate, AmFam Institute

Brian Hill

Founder and CEO, Edovo

Regina Holloway

VP, Community Impact, Axon

Brian Howe

Venture Partner, Stand Together Ventures Lab

United States

Maureen McGough

Chief of Staff, The Policing Project, NYU Law

United States

Brianna Nuhfer

VP, Criminal Justice Reform, Stand Together

Jacob Rabinowitz

Senior Investment Analyst, Stand Together Ventures Lab

Rachel Reese

Director, Criminal Justice Reform, Stand Together

Ayla Smith

Program Director, Stand Together Ventures Lab

United States

Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant

Law Enforcement Executive

Ana Zamora

Founder & Executive Director, The Just Trust

Judging Criteria

  • Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge of decreasing unnecessary and adverse law enforcement encounters by improving public safety and policing in the US

  • Team: The team is passionate about their solution driving change, and has the diversity of experiences, skills, and perspectives necessary 

  • Scalability: The team has clear intent to scale the solution to achieve systemic change and/or is solving a common problem with a solution that the market seems likely to adopt and replicate 

  • Market Opportunity: There is a clear understanding of long-term market potential based on: a detailed understanding of customers and/or end recipients, evidence that those customers and/or end recipients need a solution, a compelling product, and sound positioning against the competition. 

  • Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact the intended population

  • Innovative Approach: This is a new solution, a new application of a solution, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge, and the team clearly identifies its competitive advantages (e.g. intellectual property)

  • Inclusive Human-Centered Design: The solution is designed with and for communities that have lived experiences with the problem the Challenge is designed to solve, and addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion through their solution

  • Financial Viability: The team has a plan and viable path to financial viability, including funding startup costs and long-term operations (whether through sustained donations and grants, selling products or services, raising investment capital, or a combination of all)



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