Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, helps startups hire and manage in the cloud. For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project basis, Elance offers instant access to qualified professionals who work online. Elance is faster and more cost-effective than job boards, staffing firms and traditional outsourcing.

 


 

With 3,500 lawyers located in 29 countries and 71 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

 


 

 

We are a collaborative loftspace for coworking and events in the SoMa district of San Francisco. We host diverse and captivating events for entrepreneurs, startups and independent professionals as well as providing an innovative coworking space with wifi, coffee, work stations and a conference room. We promote the growth of collective intelligence through five core values – community, collaboration, innovation, openness and sustainability.

Startup Research

Spring 2011 San Francisco 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:
2011-03-08, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Simone Brunozzi
Technology Evangelist

Simone Brunozzi is a truly passionate technologist. After being an entrepreneur, a professor, a CTO, and after writing two technical books and two novels, he joined Amazon.com in March 2008 in the role of Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe, to raise awar...

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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...

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Adeo Ressi
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi...

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Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz
President, Sepulveda Capital

Rodrigo is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and currently President at Sepulveda Capital specializing in strategic advice to entrepreneurs and business angels launching new ventures or seeking turnaround opportunities Formerly, he was Founder & CEO vpod.tv, Found...

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