The Great Netroots Tools Shootout has been part of the Netroots Nation conference for the past 5 years, bringing all the newest innovations in progressive technology to the same stage. This year, Netroots, New Media Ventures and Google collaborated to produce the biggest New Tools Shootout yet.
The goal each year is to give the community of progressive tech innovators some inspiration and a deeper understanding of what the strategic landscape looks like. The shootout also highlights the work of these innovators to a broader community of political customers, amplifiers, advisors, and folks who can provide general support.
New this year, there were three categories in which entrants competed: Best Mobile or Facebook Application, Best New Feature or Product, and Best Startup Technology. Each finalist competed for the overall winner award.
40+ startups, products, and mobile applications put their names in the hat and applicants were invited to pitch their ideas or businesses in person at the Shootout.