Yesterday at NPR there was a post about Female Startup Founders, specifically highlighting a new accelerator group (think Y Combinator) called Women Innovative Mobile. From the site:
Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator and mentorship-driven program designed for women-founded companies in mobile technology. WIM’s goal is to provide women entrepreneurs with the guidance, feedback and connections needed to make their startups best in class companies and formidable business concerns.
Now, I’m not going to lie, the original report and the WIM website is awesome with gender-essentialism (Don’t look for dudes in hoodies, but ladies in skirts and great shoes! Women manage their kids’ lives on their phones, so won’t they have some great ideas for how to use phones? Bleh, really?) but you know, we can’t all be perfect, I guess. I appreciate the aiming specifically for women as startup founders thing. That’s nice.