Due to my intermittent posting, I missed making an announcement regarding the WWW2010 gathering last month in Raleigh. I really should have been there but life somehow interferes with life at times!
I was reminded of the conference while checking out Michael Rappa's website, Managing the Digital Enterprise, a great business education resource that's worth a look for anyone doing business in the 21st century, from student to practitioner.
Managing the Digital Enterprise is a great example of the generosity the web has enabled and Michael Rappa is clearly one of those folks making the Triangle a growing center for web and tech-related business.
"Founded in 2008, Washington-based LaunchBox provides start-ups with up to $20,000 in seed capital, free or heavily discounted professional services such as legal and accounting, and an intense 12-week program in which entrepreneurs work daily with a team of mentors and advisors. In exchange, LaunchBox receives a six percent ownership stake in the business and warrants that allow it to make an additional investment."
"LaunchBox, which works only with software and Internet companies, plans to offer its first 12-week session in Durham this fall for between eight and ten companies, said Chris Heivly, executive director of the company's Triangle operations."