DeadSocial were recently referred to Google’s ‘Launchpad’ programme by the wonderful folks at ‘Healthbox Europe’. We applied and were lucky enough to be accepted. Along with 10 (or so) other innovative startups we worked intensively whilst picking the brains of Google employees and mentors. It ran between the 28th April - 4th May. Launchpad London (in short) was a week of mentoring, business modeling, coding, review and improvement.
It enabled us to focus on a number key areas ranging from design, user experience and much more. We would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to Liz, Amir, David, Mario, Ola, David, Jacob, Andrew and all of the mentors and organisers for accepting our application and aiding our ongoing development. We would also like to thank Healthbox Europe for recommending us and Campus London for being both welcoming and amazing hosts.
James Norris (our CEO) having fun and taking a 'selfie' whist wearing Google Glass. Launchpad London was mind-blowing and everything from start to finish... phenomenal!
We knew that the week would be of high value but could not have imagined it being half as beneficial as it turned out to be. The outcome from the week will inform our future development and help provide an even better service for our wonderful community in the future. We hope to stay in touch with the mentors at Google and look forward to the reunion this week :)
DeadSocial is helping us to address death digitally. They are also researching different ways in which digital can be used to assist the dying and the bereaved. www.DeadSoci.al