Fishbowl, AOL’s Startup Haven

From an app-creating software to a mobile conference call program, here’s what else AOL’s venture incubator, titled Fishbowl, does from its Dulles-based campus.

AOL’s version of the of the venture incubator “Shark Tank,” titled Fishbowl, is nearing the end of its first phase and houses nine small businesses at its open-concept lab in Dulles. Companies with around $250,000 in funding and about three employees applied for this collaborative venture, located on AOL’s first-floor space, utilizing company amenities while growing their innovative concepts—from an app-creating software to a mobile conference call program. Here’s what else they do. –Anthony Baracat


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(January 2014)