Helping cities and communities make data-driven decisions on the future of urban development.
By Jessica Schimm (Digital Audience Engagement, Women 2.0)
Our HowTo conference is less than 12 days away! The full lineup of PITCH finalists has been released, but we wanted to introduce you to each finalist and their co-founders. This next company is used by public sector and non-profit professionals to collect quantitative and qualitative data.
LocalData is a cloud-based mapping platform that helps cities and communities make data-driven decisions by capturing and visualizing street-level information in real time. By combining a rapid mobile data collection tool with an intuitive data dashboard, public and private-sector analysts can make data-driven decisions on the future of urban development. Find out more at localdata.com.
Meet the Founders
Alicia Rouault, CEO + Founder
Alicia Rouault is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology, data and the future of cities. Prior to founding LocalData, Alicia worked with award-winning institutions including Code for America, MIT Media Lab, Architectural League of New York and in urban planning and economic development in the public sector. Winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge for Innovation in Data, Alicia has deep expertise in the development and management of data and software projects, geospatial information, housing and transportation policy and product design. Rouault writes extensively on the role of cities, data and public policy, and has studied at the University of Toronto, Pratt Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prashant Singh, CTO + Founder
Prashant Singh is CTO and co-founder of LocalData and has worked in engineering and technology for the past decade. Formerly, Prashant worked in software development at Microsoft where he created consumer television products for the Xbox, phones, and set-top boxes. Prashant likes to make, tinker, and dirty his hands with software, bicycles, furniture, and whatever else will !t in his apartment. Before working on consumer technology, Prashant was a signal processing researcher. He received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and was a 2012 Code for America fellow.
Matthew Hampel, Data Science Lead + Founder
Matthew Hampel is co-founder of LocalData and lead front end web developer. Matt has a deep interest in the changing landscape of civic information, having worked with organizations including Code for America, the Chicago Tribune, Harvard University’s Berkman Center, University of Michigan and the City of Detroit to build and research data-focused web applications.