Kieskompas (Electoral Compass) develops web applications that allow the process of making choices to become more simple and transparent, both to voters and to consumers.
BV (Electoral Compass) is a spin-off of the VU University of
Amsterdam, founded by Dr. Andre Krouwel and private partners. Kieskompas BV helps
people make more responsible choices, based on scientifically proven methods. Kieskompas
develops web applications that allow the process of making choices to become
more simple and transparent, both to voters and to consumers.
Unique selling point
Members of the general public are confronted with increasingly complex choices. It is not always clear to them which choice fits best with their own preferences. In the Kieskompas enterprise, science and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. The academic community of the VU University of Amsterdam guarantees innovative solutions and products. The teamwork of top entrepreneurs and designers guarantees state-of-the-art web applications that are easily accessible to large groups of people.
Kieskompas applications provide users with clarity in complex decision-making processes, while also allowing them to make thorough analyses of their options. Furthermore, Kieskompas produces analyses of users’ opinions and preferences. These analyses provide valuable information for companies and organizations, which can be used to improve the quality of their products or policy-making. The users’ privacy will never be compromised.
stage of the company
For the 2006 parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, Kieskompas developed an application to help voters discover which party manifesto fitted best with their own political preferences. This successful start – resulting in over three million unique visitors and a multimedia journalism award – was soon followed up by many other new projects, as can be seen on its website. Among these are the current USA presidential elections. Kieskompas also offers solutions for various other societal themes:
- Politics and society
- Religion and philosophy
- Work, education and income
- Health and lifestyle
dr. André Krouwel
P.O. Box 75622
1070 AP Amsterdam
Bldg. Metropolitan, Buitenveldertselaan 3, Chamber Z-317