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Launchbox Digital, a startup incubator based in Washington, D.C., just released the list of its second batch of startups; as with last year’s group, it’s a pretty wide range of (web-focused) companies, covering everything from concerts to the Securities and Exchange Commission to email.
The companies are currently wrapping up a 12-week training period; in addition to providing mentorship and administrative assistance, Launchbox also invests between $25,000 and $30,000. The program was founded by a group of entrepreneurs and investors including Julius Genachowski, who was later chosen by President Barack Obama as the chair of the Federal Communications Commission. (Genachowski is no longer involved with the incubator.)
This is Launchbox’s second class of startups. Since it’s still a young program, none of its companies have yet become big names like some alums of more-established Y Combinator, but of last year’s group of eight statups, Mpowerplayer, Koofers, and MyGameMug have raised venture funding.
Here are the new companies, along with short descriptions. For more info, check out Launchbox Digital’s list, as well as the company sites linked to below.
Bandsintown — A personalized concert recommendation system that aggregates tickets from more than 60 providers.
Keen Guides — Delivers personalized tour recommendations to your mobile device.
KeepFu — A service that “makes organization simple” by capturing information from your different platforms and services.
Legal River — An online marketplace where businesses can find the right lawyer for their needs.
SEC Watch — A tool for exploring filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, allowing researchers and journalists to search by company, industry, or filing type.
The Social Collective — A tool for building social networks around conferences and other events.
TapMetrics — An analytics tool for mobile developers and publishers that includes sales reports and upgrade trends, crash reports, and buzz tracking.
Unblab — Wants to help users find important messages, both through its own products like GTriage (for Gmail) and iTriage (for iPhone), and through application programming interfaces for outside developers.
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