SampleBoard selected for Google Umbono


Here at BandwidthBlog we love hearing about promising new startups and Google Umbono seems to agree with us as, a design-focused website, has been selected as one of four start-ups in the first ever Google Umbono programme, for online entrepreneurs.
SampleBoard, that launched in 2010, offers a cloud-based image editor for creative professionals to quickly and easily output inspiring designs and digital mood boards which are an essential element of the creative process and ensures that client briefs and concepts are on track throughout a project. Where before, fabric samples, photographs, tape and cardboard were used, SampleBoard provides an eco-friendly, time efficient web-based alternative. The website allows users to upload images, use any of the 30 000+ images available in its library and export and share the finished product.

SampleBoard is actively used by interior designers, fashion designers, wedding planners, landscape architects and more and has also had significant growth and success globally, with its largest user base in the US.
SampleBoard‘s founder, Rosslyn Tebbutt said that “œI realised there was a gap in the market for a professional web-based creative tool combined with an extensive image library that would amalgamate the most-commonly used functions of image editing software, but without the immense expense.“

The aim of the Google Umbono programme is to assist in transforming a vision into a business by providing seed capital, furnished office space and bandwidth, business skills training, access to a network of mentors and a platform for exposure.
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