Shulman Rogers
Shulman Rogers, a full service law firm with nearly 100 attorneys, provides corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Our litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

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.

Basic Research

Winter 2009 Greater DC Area Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is it 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? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Validate your idea and target market.
Date:
2009-12-08, 06:00 PM

Mentors


Joshua Konowe
Founder & CEO, Uppidy.com

Joshua Konowe is the CEO & Co-Founder of Uppidy.com. Uppidy let's everyone search, store and publish their text/sms messages for free. Previously, I founded and exited both BrandClick.com & eAgent.com. In the 90's I worked up and down Madison Ave. for Nielsen, TheDeal...

Jill Stelfox
VP & GM, Location Solutions, Zebra

Jill Stelfox joined Zebra location solutions as Vice-President and General Manager in November 2012, tasked with directing strategy to enhance, still further, the innovative solutions, market leading applications, and exceptional value offered by the company. Her goal...

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 new startup, Mousera, which is leveraging pre-...

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