RevTech Labs Press Release–
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Packard Place announces the opening of RevTech Labs in Uptown Charlotte. RevTech Labs is geared toward Charlotte’s burgeoning developer community and will provide a place for tech startups to launch. The 3 month program focuses on early stage mobile, software and web companies. RevTech Labs will provide free work space, mentorship, and programming all geared toward revolutionary technology startups. The program is now accepting applications (7-10 startups will be accepted into the initial class) and will launch in June with an announcement of the accepted startups.
RevTech Labs is all about community, mentorship, and connections. All companies will be required to locate within the same community space. The 4,000 sq ft space, located within Packard Place, provides shared desks, break space, and casual meeting space. Mentorship from local, regional, and national tech talent will help to guide startups as they focus on building their products and defining their business models. The program will culminate in a launch day, where the startups can connect with local and regional investors and customers.
The program will have a rolling start date, in order to be flexible and allow startups to move in on their time. Applications will be accepted starting May 8th, until June 1st. Move in will be the entire month of June. The program officially kicks off Monday, July 2nd and will run for 3 months (with a break for the DNC).
The initial class will contain 7-10 startup tech companies, specifically companies in the mobile, web, and software spaces. Companies must have a developer as a founder or on staff.
Resident Partners and Mentors:
RevTech Labs will also house resident partners and mentors within the space. These include tech startups such as MailVU and DealCloud.
Resident Tech company, MailVU, is providing the application process for RevTech Labs. Applications will be in the form of elevator pitches limited to 2 minutes or less filmed on the MailVU video platform. The official application process is being set up on www.revtechlabs.com, until that is live interested companies can submit application by going to www.mailvu.com and e-mailing a video to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pitches must include:
- The basics of the idea
- Target Market
- Stage of Growth (revenue, funding, idea, etc.)
- Founding team (who are you and what are your backgrounds)
Initial partners in RevTech Labs include Charlotte area Hackers and Founders, Skookum Digital Works, Packard Place and others that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hackers and Founders:
Are you excited by tech startups? Do you read Hacker News? Want to meet other people in Charlotte who are like you?
Charlotte Hackers and Founders is for programmers, designers and entrepreneurs in the area who are interested in founding and discussing tech startups. We plan on meeting regularly to socialize, have a few drinks, talk about awesome new technology and share ideas that we’re excited about.
If you’re interested in spreading your entrepreneurial wings, you’ll fit right in.
Skookum Digital Works:
Charlotte’s Skookum Digital Works is a technical partner for startups and entrepreneurs. They are the region’s premier custom software development studio an experts in mobile and web application design and development.
Packard Place is the foundation of like-minded entrepreneurs sharing skills and business opportunities in Charlotte. It will serve as a community center for entrepreneurial activity in the heart of the Queen City, allowing access to technology, education and hands-on assistance to help business partners and start-ups design, build, market and deliver innovation and solutions. This will be done by the collaboration of key organizations in the region including entrepreneurial, industry, civic, economic and university groups that together will change the landscape of Charlotte business.
Twilio, the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
WHAT: RevTech Labs Announcement
WHO: Packard Place, Hackers and Founders, and Skookum Digital Works.
WHEN: Accepting applications May 7th through June 1st
Companies will be notified as they are accepted. Public Launch and announcement of initial class of companies June 30.
WHERE: Packard Place, 222 South Church Street, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28202