“Political technology determines political success.”Morton blackwell
Startup Caucus is an incubator and investment fund for Republican campaign technology. During the 2019 – 2020 election cycle, six companies completed our preliminary 12-week accelerator program and we invested $150,000.
Our portfolio companies have worked with dozens of candidates, caucuses, state parties, and PACs in 26 states. Hundreds of political professionals have participated in our programming introducing them to the latest in campaign technology.
We are now accepting applications to join Startup Caucus’ 2021 Incubator program
The Startup Caucus incubator helps entrepreneurs and companies at every stage enter into the political marketplace through our network of mentors, regular content and programming, and a community of fellow entrepreneurs. We also provide support through business development, marketing, and sales.
Startup Caucus invests in companies building and leveraging innovative technology to help Republicans win elections. Through our investments we seek to provide campaigns up and down the ballot with cutting-edge software to manage campaigns more efficiently, make better decisions, and reach voters more effectively.
Startup Caucus shares its expertise at the forefront of campaign technology with individuals and organizations through analysis, technical assessments, and investment recommendations.
Eric Wilson is a political technologist driving innovation and digital transformation. He’s a veteran of numerous campaigns, having led Marco Rubio’s digital team during his 2016 presidential campaign, served as digital director of Ed Gillespie’s campaigns for Virginia Governor in 2017 and US Senate in 2014.
Eric is the Director of the Center for Campaign Innovation, a non-profit research center guiding conservatives through the digital transformation of politics. Named Campaigns & Election’s “2019 Digital Influencer of the Year” and a Harvard Ash Center Technology & Democracy Fellow, he’s frequently interviewed by the media about campaigns and technology and regularly speaks domestically and internationally about the digital transformation of politics.