Advice for Startups Straddling the Tech and Policy Worlds

Ed Felten

watch time: 4 minutes

The political world has “woken up” to the fact that tech is more than a minor business sector and is “transforming life in a big way”. But it also wants to make sure that people reap the advantages not risks of new tech. So what is the one piece of advice Ed Felten — who bridges the tech and policy worlds — would give to startups trying to do something new in the tech space?

Felten is both a professor in both computer science and public affairs at Princeton University (as well as Director of its Center for Information Technology Policy) — and also served as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s first Chief Technologist from 2011-2012.