Founder Labs (FL) is a pre-incubator for new mobile ideas.
FL 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.
20 founders form 5 teams, work for 5 weeks, 5 days a week (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 and present progress each week to Visiting Advisors. Founders also work closely with Mentors who have experience in the mobile space.
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).
Founder Labs is for hackers, designers and hustlers. It will include 10 engineers, 5 designers, 5 sales/marketing mavens
More info: www.founderlabs.org
Meet the Visiting Advisors and Mentors: http://www.founderlabs.org/people.html
Apply now to Founder Labs SF: Aug 11 – Sept 15, deadline to apply is June 24
TC Coverage: http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/22/founder-labs-coming-to-nyc
Xconomy Coverage: http://www.xconomy.com/new-york/2011/05/16/founder-labs-brings-its-silicon-valley-flair-for-fostering-startups-to-manhattan/