Connecting tech, policy & politics
TheBridge is a nonpartisan organization connecting tech, innovation, policy, politics, focused on building understanding and collaboration among these cultures. We provide a unique forum for neutral, productive discussions on hotly debated issues. We convene our community members at regular discussions and event, make connections, provide a niche jobs board, a career platform and resources to help translate skills between these industries, host a searchable leaders directory and more resources on our website.
Launched in Washington, DC & the Bay Area, TheBridge network has quickly expanded to cities across the country including Austin, Denver, New York City, Boston, Chicago. TheBridge community consists of leaders and knowledge-seekers at the intersection of tech, policy, and politics. Our community is wide-ranging across the public and private sectors including federal elected officials, technical experts, policy experts, investors, corporate CEOs, academics, community organizers, government employees and political rising stars across the country.
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Allie Brandenburger is Co-founder & CEO of TheBridge, a non-partisan organization connecting tech, innovation, policy, politics, focused on building understanding and collaboration among these cultures. Allie has organically grown the community of leaders and expanded into cities nationally.
Allie is unique in her ability to “speak the languages” of the innovation and regulation cultures, and often helps companies and individuals navigate the ecosystems. She has extensive experience at the highest levels of politics, advocacy and tech. Allie has worked with some of the most innovative tech companies including SpaceX, Uber and Google, and with coalitions advocating for emerging tech issues. Allie helped stand up the Retail & Hospitality ISAC in 2014, the first for the industry, and served as an advisor to the ISAC. She has a dynamic background in national and statewide campaigns - having worked on multiple Presidential races, Governors race and issue campaigns. Allie previously served as Communications Director for a US Congressman on Capitol Hill. She is a senior public affairs professional with experience in issue advocacy including inclusion, autonomous vehicles, workforce, cyber security, data privacy, e-commerce, privacy, emerging tech issues.