nickgrossman | MIT Center for Civic Media

Nick Grossman
Visiting Scholar

Nick Grossman is a technologist & entrepreneur focused on the intersection of the web and urban, social, and civic systems. For the past 10 years, he has developed software and media products, advocacy efforts and internet-based businesses that help cities and the internet work better together.

He is currently the “Activist in Residence” at Union Square Ventures, where he works on public policy and regulatory issues facing “peer networks” on the web, and leads advocacy initiatives that support web-based innovation.

Previously, Nick led an incubator for technology & media initiatives at OpenPlans -- producing advocacy media properties focused on urban policy, building web applications to spark engagement in local civic issues, and building open source and open data businesses serving the public sector. He is also an advisor to Code for America.

You can find nick on twitter at @nickgrossman and blogging at The Slow Hunch.

(photo by Joi Ito)