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SproutBox

2008-2011

Story by Kyle Haskins February 12th 2015

The startup Incubator

SproutBox is a startup incubator with a small internal design/development team that partners with an entrepreneur on each 'Sprout' to build and launch a new startup. During my time at SproutBox I led a team of designers and engineers for the creation and launch of 8 startups.

Entrepreneurs presenting their startup ideas to become the next 'Sprout'.

Storyamp

2011 - Artist created press kits delivered directly to journalists. Enabling journalists to choose what types of press kits they are interested in receiving to match them to the right musical artists.
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Cause.it

2011 - The Cause.it mobile app was designed to make volunteering in your local community simple and easy. Volunteer activities around you appear in the app, one-tap signup for an activity, share an activity to Facebook to rally your friends, and see what activities your friends have completed. A provider web-app allows non-profits to submit volunteer activities to be featured.

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Dingora

2010 - Online streaming Bollywood movies available world-wide on opening day.

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MyJibe

2010 - Personal banking product to all users to manage their budget according to the 'envelope' budgeting mythology. Customers could invite a financial adviser to their account for in-app advice and tracking. Banking institutions could license MyJibe with custom branding to offer to their customers.

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CheddarGetter

2009 - Recurring billing solution for startups. Quickly get your app up and running with billing via the CheddarGetter API and manage customers and revenue in the Web app.

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Proposable

2009 - Web-based sales proposals with templates, activity tracking and electronic signatures.

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Squad

2009 - Web-based code editor with synchronous collaborative coding. Open a file from your local machine and send an invitation to anyone to help you troubleshoot your code.

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ScheduleThing

2009 - Scheduling application for small businesses to brand and publish their own scheduling website to allow customers to schedule appointments online.

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The atomic Bowling lounge

While day-to-day we worked in an open collaboration space we were also given private offices and challenged to decorate them in a theme. I went out on a mission to craft my dream office - a 50s inspired atomic lounge. It turned out to be a fun space for us to hang out and relax.

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A Great Workspace

As a small team of 10 we loved to personalize our workspace to represent our love for the company and our fun culture. We worked hard creating startups together but also had a lot of fun somewhere in between designing and coding.

I'm painting the SproutBox logo in our warehouse space.
My custom modified kick scooter with keyboard grips, painted wheels, and SproutBox logo grip tape.
A shuffleboard game right next to our desks.
Bloomington, IN, United States