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.


HP Startup Central has offered cover the Course Fee in an HP Fellowship program. Three strong technical candidates will be selected to attend the Founder Institute courtesy of this HP offering.


Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization that has become one of the leading catalysts for startup creation, co-founder dating, and entrepreneurship in over 100 cities and 25 countries worldwide. At Startup Weekend events, attendees pitch ideas, form teams, and build functional prototypes in just 54 hours. Startup Weekend - "No Talk, All Action."

Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Winter 2010 Bay Area Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.

Date:
2011-01-19, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Ziv Gillat
Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Eye-Fi

Ziv Gillat is Cofounder of Eye-Fi. Previously, Ziv worked at Silverback Systems, iReady, Zaffire, Photo Access, and Apple. Ziv is a professional photographer with a passion for helping consumers backup and share their photos and videos. He received his B.S. in computer sc...

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John Young
principal, Alkimie Pte. Ltd.

John Young is a USPTO-registered patent attorney and businessman, originally from California, where he attended Harvey Mudd College receiving undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees with a focus on systems and communications. Along the way John has worked in the p...

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Aaron Patzer
Founder and CEO, Mint.com

Aaron Patzer is both the visionary and technical mind behind Mint.com. With 10 patents filed or pending, Aaron brings strong innovation skills to Mint. Prior to founding Mint, Aaron worked in the fields of bioinformatics, optical networking, computer architecture (includ...

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