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Swae, The Future of Organizations, Decision-Making, and Governance

The Problem For the past ~3 years, I’ve grown evermore frustrated by the lack of voice...

Swae, A New Model for Global Governance & The New Shape Prize

This coming Saturday and Sunday (May 26th and 27th), Federico Ast, Martin Monin and I...


"Disrupting the overly-centralized, top-down, and hierarchical process of decision-making"

Check out our feature in the August 2019 issue of Entrepreneur Middle East magazine!

“Best idea for governance innovation”

F2018 Global Challenges Foundation, New Shape Prize Winner



“Reshaping the future of global governance”

Swae, one of three winners of the $1.8m prize aiming to design governance models

“A leading global governance innovation”

Swae empowers individuals impacted by decisions to help create those decisions themselves.

Press Releases

Swae & Etihad Aviation Group — Proof of Concept Partnership

Announcement We’re excited to announce our first flagship partnership and upcoming...

Swae & The Future Society on the Governance of AI

We’re very excited to announce our first pilot with the AI Initiative, an initiative...

Swae Launches Pilot with Adapt Chile to Transform Chilean Climate Change Law

Announcement We are proud to announce that from June 2019 through August 2019, Swae’s...


Swae Best Practices Guide

Designing Successful Bottom-up Crowdsourcing and Innovation Programs
Soushiant Zanganehpour Founder & CEO

Soushiant is a social scientist, entrepreneur and Founder of, an AI-powered platform for smarter organizational decisions and 21st century governance. Swae helps companies, cities and organizations of all sizes benefit from the collective intelligence of their employees, stakeholders and citizens helping source innovative ideas, program and product feedback, and policy, budget, and strategy suggestions, at a fraction of the cost. Stakeholders and AI build compelling proposals together from the bottom-up that are crowd-vetted and the best move to a decision-round for implementation, creating a bi-directional pathway for governance. Soushiant is a recognized global practitioner in the fields of business innovation, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability having spoken at numerous international conferences and published in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, and Entrepreneur magazines. He is on Harvard Business Review's Advisory Council, and a board advisor of Biocarbon Engineering, a reforestation startup using drones to replant a billion trees per year.
Soushiant earned his BA (PoliSci & IR) from the University of British Columbia, a Diplôme in International Affairs from Sciences-po Paris, an MPP (Public Policy & Economics) from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and attended Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program as a Google Scholar. He was awarded a full scholarship by the UK's Foreign Office as one of four Canadian Chevening Scholars for his Masters. .