Working With LaunchBox Digital
When 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.