August 7, 2013
Ensemble, a new one-stop digital services suite, is launching today in Chicago to help support local and international startups in their post-incubator stages. This alternative route to the startup incubator model is backed by Red Rocket Ventures, Ora Interactive, Loud Interactive, SocialKaty, and Walker Sands.
Most incubator programs are designed for a very short stage of growth, but Ensemble is looking to support all stages of growth while taking an equity stake in select businesses in return for service. The primary areas of focus are capital raising, business consulting, tech development, design, SEO, social media marketing, and public relations.
By providing a seamless and continuous client experience from startup ideation through successful growth, Ensemble is catering to the entrepreneurs desiring a “do-it-for-me” solution. They accomplish this by bundling different skillsets and companies into one main hub, which allows Ensemble to offer their services at significantly lower costs than others.
“We created Ensemble to fill a void in the market to quickly and efficiently scale up digital businesses,” says George Deeb, managing director. “Ensemble is by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, which you would never get in a big conglomerate agency.”
To bring in clients, Ensemble is offering a 20 percent cash discount when buying services across an entire group of member companies. Additionally, clients that Ensemble takes an equity stake in will receive a 40 percent cash discount.
For smaller startups, this means they can get all of their services in one place while saving some cash. Ensemble wants to make the ride from idea to full-fledged startup as easy as 1-2-3: they want to design a long-term winning business model for themselves and their clients.
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