WSGR
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

CodigoDelSur
CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero
Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

Startup Weekend

 

Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.



Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Startup Weekend Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.


Branding and Marketing

Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester

As new platforms and technologies mature, the rules of marketing for technology companies are constantly changing. This week is all about learning the latest strategies, “growth hacking” tactics, and tools to generate distribution and traction for your product. Assignments include identifying and building relationships with the key influencers in your industry, building a PR and distribution strategy, developing a company blog and social media presence, and more.

Goal:
Establish market credibility.
Date:
2017-04-05, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Joe Garza



Rajesh Setty
Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot

Rajesh "Raj" Setty is a serial entrepreneur and author based in Silicon Valley. A partial list of companies that Raj has co-founded include WittyParrot, Audvisor, iCharts, JiffleNow and Compassites, Inc. Raj is an award-winning teacher at the Founder Institute. Raj has be...

Brett Murray
Vice President, Marketing, View, Inc.

Brett Murray is Vice President of Marketing at View, Inc. With over 20 years of Silicon Valley experience, he runs all aspects of marketing and communications at View, Inc., the maker of a new generation of architectural dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts opacity in...


Omar Valle
Startup Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Omar identifies and develops strategic partnerships with emerging Incubators, Accelerators, Angel Investments and VC organizations to accelerate AWS adoption among portfolio companies. He also enables and provides account management to a select list of high-potential star...

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