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.

 

 

 

 

Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Silicon Valley Spring 2013 Semester

What talent do you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit the first team members with extremely limited resources? How do you conduct a thorough interviewing process? How do you compensate? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing resources? Do you need a cofounder? Do you need to have engineering in-house?

Goal:
Recruit your first team members.
Date:
2013-05-14, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Sami Inkinen
Co-Founder, Board Member, Trulia

Sami is a serial tech entrepreneur, most recently Co-Founder and President of the leading online real estate marketplace Trulia, which grew to 400+ employees and more than 20 Million monthly users and went public (NYSE: TRLA) in September 2012. He continues to help the co...

Bhavin Shah
CEO, Refresh, Inc.

Bhavin Shah has over 15 years of experience building companies, assembling great teams, creating quality brands, and shipping product. He is the co-founder and CEO of Refresh.io, a company that gives people the insights they need to make the most out of every meeting and ...

Justin Wilcox
Founder, Customer Development Labs

I’m the founder of successful-ish companies in the healthcare and mobile spaces. Successful-ish? The companies weren’t always successful. In fact, my healthcare company started as a failure. I wasted 18 months, and $50k building software…that no one wanted. It wa...

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