TurnUp

IDEAS

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Our  first investment developed an innovative tool that helped register 60,000 college students to vote by helping them understand where their vote would have the biggest impact (their home or college state)

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Snapchat  lenses that educate and empower young people to exercise their right to vote

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Harnessing the power of memes and social media to combat disinformation

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Most states do not have civics education, and young people are being indoctrinated toward extreme anti-democratic views from radical online organizations like Prager University. We are pioneering ways to teach civics to young people online

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Reaching young people in the areas often untouched by other organizations: the world of gaming, Twitch, and Reddit

Our Civic Innovation Fund finances this cutting-edge program which seeks to identify, advance, and support novel projects in youth-led and/or youth-focused civic technology and media that have the potential to advance youth voter turnout, activism, and engagement. With our vast network, growing investment power, and knowledge of the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, we are not just empowering and partnering with today’s brightest minds to create lasting change for a better tomorrow – we’re also putting our money where our mouths are and financing these initiatives as well!

TurnUp Ideas is like a VC for ideas that will increase youth voter registration and turnout. It’s also a lab as we pioneer and rigorously test our own ideas, too. The ideas, drive, and ability of young people need to be coupled with funding and a supportive community of mentors and peers in order for transformative technology to be created – these innovations can propel meaningful change at an unprecedented level. TurnUp Ideas is like our labs. We are here to make that happen.

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HAVE A GREAT IDEA? WE WANT TO HELP!

We are always looking to invest in youth-focused projects with the potential to affect change. So if you have an idea, please tell us about it using the application below!

WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT BUT NOT SURE HOW? SEND US A NOTE

Not sure of a plan but want to make an impact or get involved with TurnUp? We'd love to hear from you!