My friend Brian Forde and ex-Senior Advisor for Tech at the White House recently shared with me an opportunity for entrepreneurs to make change within government. Called the Presidential Innovation Fellow program, the initiative:
brings the principles, values, and practices of the innovation economy into government through the most effective agents of change we know: our people. This highly competitive program pairs talented, diverse individuals from the innovation community with top civil servants to tackle many of our Nation’s biggest challenges, and to achieve a profound and lasting social impact. These teams of government experts and private-sector doers are using approaches like design thinking and lean startup to achieve results for the American people in months, not years.
It's easy to sit on the sidelines, be skeptical, and complain about bloated and inefficient government. But that is exactly the reason why we need leaders to stand up, take the challenge, and make things happen. In as much that the government is slow and efficient, the potential for broad impact is phenomenal.
If you're passionate about making things happen and taking on challenges, be the change and apply here.