Founder Labs 002: Meet the Founders of Fall 2010

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Women 2.0 Founder Labs is a pre-incubator for people with ideas or those looking to meet co-founders. During the 5-week program participants validated their ideas, created rapid-prototypes, and evaluated potential co-founders. 5 groups worked in parallel on different ideas, ranging from a dating site, to a mobile payment system. Some will continue together, others will choose to regroup. Meet the founders that came out of the Women 2.0 Founder Labs (Fall 2010):

BranchPage: Meet The Women 2.0 Labs Team

A website and service that allows users to create and display their portfolio without creating their own website. Items can be organized into logic groups by the user, and can be built into “views” showing a subset of the material at a custom URL. Users can import job information from LinkedIn, code samples from GitHub, blog posts from RSS feeds, etc. Check out BranchPage at www.branchpage.com. You can follow BranchPage on Twitter at @branchpage.

Sela Davis Engineer and game designer Follow her on Twitter at @sela_davis or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Kris Robison Product and database developer Check out her LinkedIn Profile
Jason Poyner Designer Check out his LinkedIn Profile
Irene Fehr Busness Check out her LinkedIn Profile

Spoondate: Meet The Women 2.0 Founder Labs Team

A dating website for food lovers.

A website that allows singles with a similar taste in food to meet and eat together. Check out Spoondate at www.spoondate.com. You can also follow Spoondate on Twitter at @spoondate or like the Facebook page.

Raissa Nebie Business development with an expertise in strategy and finance Follow her on Twitter at @thriftygourmet or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Van Nguyen Engineer Follow him at @thegoleffect or check out his LinkedIn Profile
Ryan Richards Engineer Follow him on Twitter at @rsandor or check out his website.
Jenn Vargas Designer Follow her on Twitter at @jennjenn or check out her LinkedIn Profile

Frankenfun: Meet The Women 2.0 Labs Team

Play addictive location-specific trivia on your phone to win prizes and coupons A smartphone app that connects users with venues by offering a range of randomised questions while people wait in line or for their coffee; if you win the game, you win a prize. The more you play, the harder it gets to win -- but the better the rewards! Get your friends to play for extra rewards. Check out Frankenfun at www.frankenfun.com. You can also follow Frankenfun on Twitter at @frankenfun or like the Facebook page.

Jen Costillo Firmware engineer and consultant Follow her on Twitter at @r0b0ts0nf1r3 or check out her LinkedIn Profile Jennie Lees Serial startup founder with solid engineering and business chops Follow her on Twitter at @jennielees or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Alissa Briggs User experience design and research Follow her on Twitter at @alissadesigns or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Mike Risse Engineer Follow him on Twitter at @rissem or check out his LinkedIn Profile

StyleGroupie: Meet The Women 2.0 Labs Team

Plus size women vote on clothing items they want us to make. Plus size women do not have enough choice when it comes to on-trend clothing. At StyleGroupie, users vote on clothing items they want us to create and then we sell those items in plus sizes. Check out StyleGroupie at www.stylegroupie.com. You can follow StyleGroupie on Twitter at @mystylegroupie or like the Facebook page.

Rebecca Rauth Business Check out her LinkedIn Profile
Clay Kramer Business with expertise in customer behavior, finance and SEO Follow him on Twitter at @claykramer or check out his LinkedIn Profile
Jenn Chen Engineer Follow her on Twitter at @jenshine or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Amanda Bradford Designer Follow her on Twitter at @pearlouise or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Shantanu Bhalerao Engineer Follow him on Twitter at @sabhalerao or check out his LinkedIn Profile

TxtMeMoney: Meet The Women 2.0 Labs Team

Enable distribution of welfare funds through a mobile payments service. Validate mobile payments as a viable method to get government, charitable and non-profit dollars efficiently to needy segments of society, while simultaneously enabling control over where the dollars can be spent and providing electronic payment tracking for auditing purposes. Check out TxtMeMoney at www.txtmemoney.com. You can follow TxtMeMoney on Twitter at @txtmemoney.

Madhavi Jagdish Web and user interface designer Follow her on Twitter at @emstar or check out her LinkedIn Profile
Stewart Webb System design engineer specializing in high speed communication links Check out his Twitter at @7839 or check out his LinkedIn Profile
Hitin Mutneja Engineer Follow him on Twitter at @sfinnovator or check out his LinkedIn Profile