Voatz Is Selected for the 2017 Microsoft Civic Innovation Scholarship

Voatz is delighted and honored to be one of the recipients of the 2017 Microsoft Civic Innovation Scholarship at MassChallenge Boston.

And the Startup Most Likely to Develop a Cult Following Is….


Aspiring business moguls representing a cross-section of the region’s innovation economy gathered at the Microsoft NERD Center on June 6 for the 2016 MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Startup Spotlight. Showcasing their products and services to more than 350 would-be customers, partners, investors, business development and technology experts, the 30 startups addressed markets ranging from medical devices, agriculture, transportation and even private napping.

In addition to making valuable contacts during the night’s interactive networking, the firms vied for bragging rights for 3 prizes:

  • Company I Want to Have a Beer With
  • Future Unicorn
  • Most Likely to Develop a Cult Following

The Voatz team was deeply honored to win the ‘Most Likely to Develop a Cult Following‘ award.



We also showcased the latest addition to our product lineup — the Voatz Mobile Ballot Station which enables voters without compatible smartphones to vote securely in events organized via the Voatz platform.



Voatz Wins the Audience Favorite Award at Mass Innovation Nights

The Voatz team was honored to receive the Audience Favorite award at the Mass Innovation Nights #84 at District Hall in Boston on March 8th 2016. Many thanks to the Mass Innovation Nights team and Microsoft for sponsoring the event and to District Hall for hosting us.

Voatz @ MIN 84




The event brought together all facets of the civic tech ecosystem, from the big players like our sponsor Microsoft New England, to the grassroots participants like our featured startups, to the Massachusetts government. The night featured experts from Microsoft, Business Insurance & Benefits Services of MA, Resilient Coders and a representative from Emerson College. The government also announced a new initiative called GovNext. From their website: “GovNext is an intrapreneurial initiative that works with state agencies, municipalities, and constituents to deliver high-quality, modern technology to the public, driven by a shared mission with our partners. GovNext projects are low-cost and high-impact for the Commonwealth”.