Launch48 – May 2012 – Still launching

So you want to launch a startup, but don’t have a team, the technical know-how, or even a clue about where to start? Don’t worry! Now, thanks to Launch 48, it’s easy to build your idea into something amazing. Launch 48 provides a place for Zuckerberg-wannabes to link up with like-minded co-founders to dive into the world of wireframes, pivots and (hopefully) monetization. By providing attendees a loose structure to guide them on... Read More

From whiteboard to working prototype. How a startup takes shape!

Following on from last weeks post on the Launch48 experience I thought I might share some visuals of the process from whiteboard, to wireframe, to working prototype during the development of the web app. Initial Sketches Whiteboard Mockups Under the Launch48 model our designers didn’t have the luxury of a detailed requirements document or style book to guide the look and feel of the tool. Instead, we spent the first couple of hours... Read More

Launch48 Melbourne – Hacking together a webapp for fun and profit

The gang hanging out; hacking web apps. Earlier this month over 50 developers, designers, marketers, managers and entrepreneurs came together to participate in the inaugural Melbourne Launch48 event. I caught wind of Launch48 after seeing a retweet a few days following my arrival back in Melbourne from a whirlwind tour of New York, Austin, and San Fran where I was fortunate enough to meet with some very exciting people doing amazing... Read More

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