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Silicon Valley Spring 2013
Applications: Mar 17, '13
Sessions: Apr 01, '13 - Jul 09, '13
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.
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.
First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and the full range of wealth management services with an emphasis on exceptional relationship-based service and a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.
Ravix Group - Ravix Group Inc.provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, human resources, and facilities functions of early-stage and middle market companies so that management can focus on their priorities to increase the value of their company.
Purplepatch Services is a strategy consulting firm offering technology firms Marketing Communications and User Experience Design solutions.
Sample Founder Institute Session
The average Founder Institute session lasts between 3.5 and four hours, and comprises of the following;
- Dinner and drinks for all the enrolled Founders and CEO Mentors, in a non-formal, buffet setting.
- One hour where the enrolled Founders meet in small Working Groups to complete coursework and other assignments to build their companies.
- Three or four talks from the Mentors - each lasting between 20-30 minutes each.
- A 30 minute Q&A Session, where enrolled Founders ask the Mentors questions in a panel format.
- One or two sessions of the "Founder Hotseat", where enrolled Founders get on stage to pitch their business, and get feedback from the Mentors.
- Lastly, the evening usually ends with some Founders and Mentors going to a local bar to socialize.
Below are the video contents of a full session in the original sequence.
Founder Hotseat 1
Mentor Talk 1
Mentor Talk 2
Mentor Talk 3
Mentor Talk 4
Mentor Panel Q&A
Founder Hotseat 2