Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors. The firm has offices in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.


 

First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and the full range of wealth management services with an emphasis on exceptional relationship-based service and a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.


 

Ravix Group - Ravix Group Inc.provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, human resources, and facilities functions of early-stage and middle market companies so that management can focus on their priorities to increase the value of their company. 

 


Purplepatch Services is a strategy consulting firm offering technology firms Marketing Communications and User Experience Design solutions.

Startup Research

Silicon Valley Autumn 2012 Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Choose your business and market.

Date:
2012-10-16, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.26
Joe Betts Lacroix
Co-Founder, OQO

Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of smaller-than-laptop PCs previously called UMPCs, and now called netbooks. He is now immersed in his newest (old) obsession: life sciences (finding...

8.21
Alejandro Rivas Micoud
CEO, Userlytics Corporation

CEO Scaling Overseas Corp. Previously founded Userlytics (B2B User Experience Testing), Clearwire Spain (Wireless telco), Alo Comunicaciones (Fixed line B2C telco), and Mediafon SA (Audiotext/Automated Call Centre). Joined Young President Organization (YPO) in 2004 and Wo...

8.85
Kate Rutter
Co-Founder, LUXr

Kate Rutter is the co-founder and Principal at LUXr, which provides products and services for early-stage entrepreneurs who want to make products that customers want, need and love to buy. Before LUXr, Kate was an experience designer at Adaptive Path, where she learned d...

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