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.


Mentor Idea Review

Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester

The Mentor Idea Review is the first major test in the Founder Institute Program. During this session, every founder presents a three minute pitch to a large number of entrepreneur and CEO mentors for evaluation and feedback. These mentors will grade you on many criteria, such as the validity and market potential of your ideas, and your understanding of your target customer. After the session, you will incorporate their feedback into your planning, begin to set up your company and marketing infrastructure, and more.

Goal:
Present your idea for feedback.
Date:
2017-02-08, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Steven Frisch
Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor, CentralSpark.io

Steven J. Frisch is a prolific serial entrepreneur with 7 exits totaling $688 million. He has over 27 years experience as a CEO, chairman & board member. Steve is a passionate builder of companies from concept to traction and from traction to acquisition; He's also a ment...

Dan Rubins
Founder & CEO, Legal Robot

Dan is Founder & CEO of Legal Robot, where he works to make the law better for everyone using Artificial Intelligence. Previously, he worked with McKesson, Wells Fargo, and as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He has an educational background in finance and molecular...

Ron Gentile
Partner, CentralSpark

Ron Gentile is an experienced startup operator and partner at CentralSpark, where he works with numerous startups. Previously he raised angel, venture and strategic capital and has been Chief Product Officer for multiple companies. He began his career at Adobe and receive...


Avery Lyford
Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch

Avery Lyford is deeply experienced in the rapid, profitable scaling of businesses. He was on the founding team of IBM x86 server business and ran product management as that business scaled to over $1B in revenue. Subsequently he joined McKinsey & Co where he focused on bu...

Bow Rodgers
CEO, Vet-Tech

Bow is an accomplished C-level executive and serial entrepreneur whose business experience has spanned both enterprise and startup companies in the most competitive and demanding High Tech. industries. His breadth of management experience ranges from Group President of...

Srdjan Kovacevic
Vice President, MetricStream, Inc.

In his most recent role, as a Vice President at MetricStream, Srdjan has been responsible for shaping the product strategy to meet the needs of internal and external customers and partners. Previously, he held senior executive roles (including VPE, CTO, Chief Architect) i...


Himakara Pieris
CEO, Hydra.ai

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