In their press release, the companies describe Emerge as “launched by SoftBank with support from WeWork Labs” (that’s the co-working company’s global accelerator program), with a goal of brining more equality to tech and venture capital.
It’s an equity-free, eight-week program that includes workkshops, access to mentors from SoftBank and the WeWork community and sessions SoftBank executives . It all culminates an a showcase event for investors and SoftBank partners.
The Emerge website describes the program as based in San Mateo, Calif. — but given COVID-19, the sessions and programming are all virtual.
“Supporting underrepresented founders is a top priority for us,