Samantha Power Official Portrait

Samantha Power

Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development


Aimee Sentmat Headshot

Aimee Sentmat

President & General Manager, Banistmo, S.A.
Allison Bhusri photo

Allison Bhusri

Founder of Lemonade Capital
Geoff Ralston

Geoff Ralston

President, Y Combinator
Juan Jose Gomez Camacho

Juan Jose Gomez Camacho

Former Mexican Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in NY and Geneva
Lourdes Turrecha

Lourdes M. Turrecha

Founder & CEO of PIX LLC & Privacy Tech & Law Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Privacy Law at Santa Clara University School of Law
Peter Loewen

Peter Loewen

Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
Rana Sarkar

Rana Sarkar

Consul General of Canada in San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Serial Entrepreneur & Creator of the Lean Startup


Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator


  • Mentoring: Have the opportunity to profit from an incubation/acceleration process and coaching/mentoring plan provided by IE University and Tech4Democracy Strategic Supporters.

  • Monetary Prize: Compete for monetary prize in final global competition.

  • Partnership Opportunities: Have first-hand access to backing and partnership opportunities with IE University and Tech4Democracy Strategic Supporters, as well as democratic governments, companies, investors, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders involved in the initiative.

  • Networking: Join a global, diverse, and long-term community of like-minded allies, which will be nurtured with news and potential opportunities within IE University’s projects and network and those of the initiative’s Strategic Supporters and partners.

  • Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub Access: Venture Day competitors will win accelerated access for up to a four-year Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub membership, which includes up to $150k in cloud credits for qualified startups, free productivity software, mentorship community, and technical guidance.