By Shaherose Charania (Founder & CEO, Women 2.0 and Founder Labs) Looking to start a new mobile venture? Looking for a co-founder? Want to validate an idea? Join Founder Labs in San Francisco: Apply by June 24.
Founder Labs is a pre-incubator for new mobile ideas. Founder Labs is a 5 week pre-incubator focused on the first phase of launching a new mobile venture -- building a co-founding team and validating a new idea. Recent Founder Labs alumni include Kimberly Dillon (House of Mikko), Rebecca Woodstock (Cake Health) and Raissa Nebie (Spoondate).
20 aspiring startup founders form 5 teams, work for 5 weeks, 5 days a week moonlighting (after working hours) to validate a new idea and build an initial prototype. Founders learn key startup lessons such as Lean Startup principles, Customer Development and more, presenting progress each week to Visiting Advisors. Founders work closely with Mentors who have experience in the mobile space. Founder Labs is half male/female, half technical/non technical. For more info, visit www.founderlabs.org. Read about the program on Xconomy here.
Supporters and mentors in the program include Dave McClure (500 startups), Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Steve Blank (Customer Development), Theresia Gouw Ranzetta (Accel), John Malloy (Blue Run Ventures). Meet the Founder Labs visiting advisors and mentors. Apply for your spot at Founder Labs in San Francisco this August 11 thru September 15, 2011. Deadline to apply is June 24 - now is the time to get started on your startup!