By João-Pierre S. Ruth (Contributing Writer, Xconomy)
Picking the right team can make all the difference when launching a new venture. Starting on May 21, a group of some 16 designers, engineers, and marketing professionals will gather to form teams aimed at creating startups. Founder Labs, a five week “pre-incubator” program targeting concepts for the mobile sector, is ready for its Manhattan debut.

Shaherose Charania, CEO of Founder Labs and Women 2.0, said her program was created to help teams come together and validate their ideas prior to formally launching startups. While accelerator programs such as TechStars offer existing startups seed funding and the opportunity to pitch to potential investors, Founder Labs brings together individuals who may not have completely formed their ideas yet but are eager to explore entrepreneurship.

For the full post, check out “Founder Labs Brings Its Silicon Valley Flair for Fostering Startups to Manhattan” on Xconomy.

About the guest blogger: João-Pierre S. Ruth is a technology journalist based in the New York City area. He has covered business news as a journalist for 14 years reporting and writing about wireless communications, consumer electronics, social media, information technology, and other industries. His website OpenBandwidth is a forum for news on technology, communications, media and the challenges innovative companies face. Follow him on Twitter at @jpruth.