inQbation relocated to the Washington DC metro area in 2010 and we immediately attracted work from the federal government. In fact, within weeks of establishing ourselves in the DC metro area, we found ourselves sitting at the White House Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the General Services Administration (GSA) located at 18th & F Street (18F) working on high-visibility websites such as:
We realized that incubating startups and helping startups get started using lean startup were no longer relevant inside the beltway. At the same time, we realized that more folks inside government were realizing the benefits of lean, agile development.
So, it was natural for us to spin off a team from inQbation and call it Agileana to represent our agile and lean approach to serving government using the same bootstrap methods of development that we used for West-coast entrepreneurs and startups.
That team within inQbation, formerly known as Alpha Team, became Agileana and we incorporated it in 2015 and transferred our federal government contract vehicles – GSA Schedule 70 and 18F Agile BPA – so Agileana could focus exclusively on serving the needs of federal, state, and local government.