Demo Day Recap

Ben and I just got back from attending the first half of the LaunchBox Demo Day event at the American Tobacco campus in Durham. Viget has had a long-term relationship with LaunchBox Digital and has worked with several of their start-up companies directly. Today all seven of the 2010 LaunchBox teams pitched their businesses to potential investors and a general audience. Despite inclement weather, the turnout was strong and the energy in the room was warm and positive.

All of the businesses are impressive and have received a decent amount of press already. We're excited to see where they go from here and have our fingers crossed in particular for FiscalPie, CityPockets, SpringMetrics, and HealtheME, with whom we collaborated this fall. We're looking forward to continuing our relationship with these exciting start-ups and welcoming LaunchBox's 2011 class later in the year. Applications open in April!

Emily is Viget's people director, hailing from our Durham, NC, office. She specializes in heart-to-hearts and asking questions that don’t have concrete answers.

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