About IYS


Innovate Your State is a nonprofit (501c3) organization dedicated to educating and encouraging public participation to fundamentally improve government. Innovate Your State believes that through innovation and collaboration we can find solutions to the governance challenges we face today.

Innovate Your State bridges private sector innovation and ingenuity with policy and government to improve the lives of constituents through a “Venture Governance” approach.

Innovate Your State hosts impactful projects and events with the goal of improving government and governance outcomes. Entrepreneur empowerment, investor access, and government leader education are central to organizational activities.

The fundamental principles of Innovate Your State are the basis of the organization’s mission. The principles speak to the need for innovation and inspiration and guide all organization activities. Read more about our founding principles in the "Our Principles" section on the left.



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