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.


Tropo enables you to make and receive phone calls, text messages and IMs from any web or mobile application, using a simple web API and pay-as-you-go pricing. Tropo's cloud communications infrastructure easily allows applications to grow and scale, with reliability trusted by over 220,000 developers and half of the Fortune 100.


SVB Financial Group has helped entrepreneurs like you to transform their ideas into innovative business for almost thirty years. Through SVB’s Entrepreneur Services Group program we provide you with the tools and connections to help you stay informed and expand your network of colleagues and investors. Our clients have benefitted from a variety of events such as investor showcases, VC dinners and authors speaker series. No other financial institution matches our commitment to supporting growing companies with expertise, guidance and connections.


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.

Product Development

Summer 2011 Silicon Valley Exclusive Semester

How do you get from an idea to an offering? What are strategies to identify and prioritize features? How do you take a product definition and turn it into a development plan? What should comprise a minimum viable product? What are effective strategies to build your first offering? What are common mistakes that you should avoid when planning and building an offering?

Goal:
Plan and start building your offering.

Date:
2011-08-16, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Bill Hunt
CTO, IncentAlign

Bill Hunt is the Co-Founder and CTO of OptTown, a consumer and business social network. He is an advisor or board member of several high-quality companies, and is an occasional angel investor and speaker on technology and entrepreneurial topics.<br/><br/> Prior to OptT...

8.24
Navin Nagiah
President & CEO, DNN Corp

Navin Nagiah is currently the CEO of DNN Corp (www.dotnetnuke.com). Navin is a senior business executive with extensive marketing, strategy, and operational experience in high-technology enterprises in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining DotNetNuke Corp...

9.18
Jeff Bonforte
CEO, Xobni

Jeff is the CEO of Xobni, a company focused on helping you manage and use your relationships, with a focus on mobile. Prior to Xobni, he was VP of realtime communications and social search at Yahoo! and has founded multiple startups such as Gizmo5 (acquired by Google) and...

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