Aaron LaBerge grew up in Goose Creek, pursued an exciting career in software development (notably with ESPN’s online brands), felt the entrepreneurial itch and launched Fanzter, a suite of online products and apps for the iPhone and iPad. Now, Connecticut’s loss (a tax change sent LaBerge looking for a new company HQ) is the Digital Corridor’s gain. The company and its eight employees have set up shop in downtown Charleston’s Flagship2 business incubator.
“To me, it [Charleston] feels like Austin, Texas, did six or seven years ago,” said LaBerge.
Charleston Flagship and Flagship2 business incubators offer high-tech and creative-industry flexible leases, and a dynamic environment in which to grow their firms.