The Department of Better Technology, Inc.

This company was nominated for a 2017 Haverford Award! Each year, ELGL recognizes the best companies working in partnership with local government. Nominate or upvote a company today!


Company name:  

  • The Department of Better Technology, Inc.

Company web address:  

  • https://www.dobt.co/

Company Twitter handle: 

  • @dobtco

Company LinkedIn profile: 

  • https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3319564/

Primary contact for ELGL members (full name + email address): 

  • Joshua Goldstein (CEO) – hello@dobt.co

Write a haiku about your services:

  • We build better forms
    so that you can focus on
    serving citizens.

Now share two sentences about what you do:

  • Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them.
  • Our flagship product, Screendoor, replaces PDFs with mobile-friendly online forms, brings collaboration into a beautiful and intuitive web application, and automates digital workflows.

If your CEO were a character on “West Wing,” who would they be and why?

  • Leo, for his wonderful brand of public-spirited Machiavellianism.

Please name two ELGL member local governments that use your product/service.

  • No current ELGL member customers.
  • (But we’re excited to meet you all in Detroit!)