Regulatory Hacking is the definitive playbook for the next wave of startups tackling complex challenges. To win in this next wave, startups must embrace the thorny, entrenched challenges of innovation in highly regulated industries, and learn how to work with government.
Evan Burfield, cofounder of 1776, a DC-based VC firm and incubator, has helped startups around the world navigate the complicated landscape of government regulations. Now, he shows startups how to tackle challenges that require a new toolkit, including techniques like-
- Power Mapping- How to gauge and engage with the power dynamics of your specific industry landscape.
- Grassroots Activation- How to deploy a committed user base to help your cause with local government, as Airbnb did in several cities.
- Coalition Building- How to build a coalition of strategic partners to amplify your startup's voice and help your company win.
- Public Relations- How to develop a citizen-focused narrative that helps your startup win hearts and minds.
Drawing on a wide range of startup case studies, from the kids' chauffeur service HopSkipDrive to the energy startup Opower, Regulatory Hacking gives you the tools you need to win the next frontier of innovation.