Expert Labs

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Expert Labs is a non-profit technology incubator intended to aid government access expertise from interested members of the public. Part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,[1] it was formed in November 2009, following discussions with the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.[2] Expert Labs is directed by longtime blogger and technology evangelist Anil Dash.[1] Initial funding of US$500,000 is from the MacArthur Foundation.[3]

Gina Trapani joined as a Product Director in February 2010.[4] Her private project ThinkTank has since been renamed ThinkUp and is now funded by Expert Labs.

Andy Baio joined as a Project Director in November 2010.[5]


  1. ^ a b Bilton, Nick (January 13, 2010). "One on One: Anil Dash of Expert Labs". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Crowdsourcing Social Networks to Inform Public Policy". Wired News. 18 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Tech Guru Will Head Gov't Incubator, Digitize Democracy". The New York Observer. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 21 November 2009.
  4. ^ "In Support of Grand Challenges". Expert Labs website. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Joining Expert Labs". Retrieved 17 November 2010.

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