Betaspring is the start up accelerator that brought us to Providence. We were selected along with 15 other teams to participate out of nearly 250 applicants. Getting accepted into Betaspring has been game-changing for us. As I said when I was interviewed for this blog post, “We found a lot of champions here in Providence that helped us get connected and we did in Providence in 12 weeks what it took us 12 months to do alone in Boston. We were a snowflake and now we are an avalanche. It’s fun to build a company when you are excited about what you are working on and you can do it in an environment like Betaspring."
The 15 other teams here are all great. We are constantly collaborating with one another on our projects. We are all focused on our individual success but we also want to see our colleagues succeed as well. Being in Betaspring is like being in a fraternity where everyone is super bright and motivated (note: we do in fact have a ping-pong table and a kegerator at Betaspring HQ).
For anyone starting up a company I would invite them to do it in Providence. People here will be rooting for you and you can join an emerging entrepreneurial community that I'm proud to be a part of.