Working With LaunchBox Digital

LaunchBoxWhen Sean told me he was working on a plan to bring a business incubator to DC, I told him right away that I wanted to help.  Working with start-ups is one of our passions here at Viget, and our efforts to support a more vibrant entrepreneurial community reflects that passion.

Throughout the summer, we'll be hosting a couple of 1/2 day sessions with each LaunchBox start-up team, offering advice or services for whatever aspect of their business they feel needs help.  Maybe we'll help shape a better user experience, design a more intuitive interface, or review the technical architecture of a Rails app.  They get to decide who they work with -- UX strategists, designers, developers, marketers -- so they can shape how the sessions work.

A few of us went down to the very cool LaunchBox space in DC a couple weeks ago.  We gave them some ideas for how to work with us, and we got to hear more about their business ideas.  As expected, there was a lot of energy, but there was also a lot of progress.  Some of the businesses are pretty far along already -- an encouraging sign.

The sessions have only just begun.  As the start-ups emerge, we'll do our best to post updates on Viget's blogs.  In the meantime, follow the LaunchBox blog for recaps of the great mentors they have coming through.

Brian is Viget's co-founder and CEO. He does everything from advising our clients to building our conference tables with his bare hands in our Falls Church, VA, HQ.

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