Women 2.0 Spins Out, Expands Founder Labs Program To New York
March 22, 2011 at 10:40 AM EDT
An organization that aims to diversify and strengthen the pool of successful startup founders in tech, Women 2.0 , today announced that it will spin out its mobile focused Founder Labs pre-incubator program as a standalone entity, and expand it from San Francisco to New York City this May. Women 2.0 and Founder Labs founder, Shaherose Charania , told TechCrunch: "We want to change the 'founder force.' There's a pretty diverse work force here. But the founder force looks kind of homogenous. Founder Labs will create teams working in mobile that are diverse, in terms of experience levels, gender and ethnicity. We want people not to just create apps, but mobile health, payment, and smart grid [technologies]. I don’t think Silicon Valley or New York City startups and investors have gone into those spaces enough, yet..."