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Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

SourceSelect
SourceSelect is a very experienced Supply Chain and Logistics company that has partnered with The Founder Institute to provide a cost effective and seamless manufacturing and distribution Infrastructure. They are offering Founders free consulting to Founder Institute founders to meet with the CEO to review your Supply Chain strategy. To redeem the offering, you must log in and go to the partner's page.

RocketSpace
RocketSpace is a global ecosystem of people and ideas that provides the necessary velocity — both speed and direction — to help the world’s top innovators bring the future to market. Founded in San Francisco in 2011, its global network of technology campuses and services are designed to help growth-phase tech startups scale. More than 1000 startups have been members of RocketSpace, including 18 unicorns, such as Uber, Supercell, Blippar, Leap Motion, and Spotify. Learn more about growing your startup at rocketspace.com.

 

    

First Republic Bank is a full-service bank and wealth management firm built in a distinctive way – with client service at the forefront and a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.



 

The Health Extension community is committed to collaborative action to extend healthy and happy human lifespans to 123 years and beyond. Our members are scientists, entrepreneurs, and social influencers dedicated to fixing the degenerative cellular processes that cause deadly human diseases.

 


SVHealth Meetup is a hub for enterprises, organizations and investors to present opportunities, provide mentorship and engage in conversation with Silicon Valley's developer the entrepreneur community.

Research and Customer Development

San Francisco Winter 2013 Semester

What research can you do to validate or to kill an idea? Does the market that you choose matter? What are good markets, and what are bad markets? Do competitors matter and why? How do you define your competitive landscape? How do you determine the key assumptions of your business? Can key assumptions be tested? What are tactics to test key assumptions when you just have an idea? How do you identify and interview potential customers? What are some tactics for effective surveying?

Goal:
Test your ideas with research.
Date:
2013-11-25, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Kate Rutter
Co-Founder, LUXr

Kate Rutter is the co-founder and Principal at LUXr, which provides products and services for early-stage entrepreneurs who want to make products that customers want, need and love to buy. Before LUXr, Kate was an experience designer at Adaptive Path, where she learned d...

Leslie Chicoine
Product, Groupon International

Product manager and user experience designer at 42Floors, Lovely, Adaptive Path, and Get Satisfaction. Focused on leading teams to design useful and engaging consumer internet software, market places, and products that change the way people interact with information and e...

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