Category Archives: Advice

Free Space – Are You Good Enough?

We are announcing a program to inspire, advise and house early-stage software startups.  The 30-Day Table is an opportunity to locate your 1-4 person company within our walls and enjoy the proximity to LaunchBox partners, advisors, mentors and peer companies.  Candidates will be evaluated for fit and if selected will grab a table and get [...]

Reflections on the Life of an Entrepreneur by Arthur Klepchukov

The following is reposted with permission from Arthur Klepchukov, founder of Here’s what I’ve quietly been up to for the second half of 2010: Slipstream. It’s my first incubated startup and I’m proud to announce that it’s launching today. In July 2010, I was the first one accepted into LaunchBox10, LaunchBox Digital‘s 3rd accelerator program. [...]

“Live in Fear of Failure”

Friday’s lunch featured Mike Doernberg, CEO and Co-Founder of ReverbNation. Mike started ReverbNation alongside Jed Carlson to create a music company that embraced the artists first and owned the way artists communicated with their fans. Before Reverb, Mike successfully started and sold two software technology companies, Marathon Partners and SmartPath. Because Reverb is Mike’s third [...]

Lessons in Leadership: In the face of conflicting advice… Decide.

The following is a guest post by LaunchBox09 participant Christopher Brown of Tap Metrics, and is the second in a series of posts by LaunchBox09 Portfolio companies: As we at TapMetrics, along with the other seven LaunchBox Digital companies, polish our products before demo day, we try to remain focused on executing our plan and developing a product [...]

Investors share tips for raising money in the current funding environment

While demo day is the culmination of the 2009 LaunchBox program, it is just the beginning of the fundraising process for many of our portfolio companies.   We invited three investors, Tige Savage of Revolution, Dan Mindus of New Vantage Group, and Cal Simmons, founder of Five Star Alliance and co-author of Every Business Needs an [...]

The Adventures of Andrew Lee, JamLegend Co-Founder

Andrew Lee, co-founder of JamLegend ( and a participant in LaunchBox08, recently posted on his blog, the Adventures of Andrew Lee, about being accepted into the LaunchBox program and his experience in LaunchBox08. In the first of his two posts, Andrew compares being accepted into LaunchBox to winning a roster spot on a college basketball [...]

Market Leader Challenges – Lessons from Mapquest

In a compelling post at Great Falls Ventures (and reposted on Silicon Alley Insider), LaunchBox Digital co-founder John McKinley discusses how Mapquest has lost its way and its market share to Google Maps.  The post is insightful and an interesting case study in the balance between user experience and monetization.  It also touches on some [...]

Creativity, Innovation and Thinking Outside the Box

John McKinley, LaunchBox Digital co-founder, writes on his blog Great Falls Ventures, about a team of innovative MIT students who are developing a new Man Machine Interface that is transformative and intuitive.  It is amazing what some smart developers and open software platforms might enable.  In his post, John also highlights some additional interfaces that [...]

LaunchBox08 Process Update

Thank you to everyone who applied to LaunchBox08. We were very pleased with the quantity and the quality of the applications that we received. Due to the overwhelming response, it took us a little bit longer than expected to complete our initial review of applications. We have recently completed our review of all applications and [...]

Entrepreneur Interview – Kelley Dunne, Digital Bridge Communications

Kelley Dunne, Founder and CEO of Digital Bridge Communications, recently participated in an Entrepreneur Hotseat interview. Click the video below to hear Kelley’s insights on starting a technology business.