Gold Sponsors

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. 

Paypal Startup Blueprint, by PayPal, is a global program that provides innovative startups with tools needed to grow and succeed.


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. 

 Venue Partners

Focus Product Design is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and helps entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies bring product ideas to reality with a phase-gated methodology of market research, industrial design, engineering and manufacturing.

WePay helps platforms and marketplaces facilitate payments without having to worry about risk or compliance.

Promotional Partners

Hacker Dojo and the Bay Area Founder Institute Partner Up

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2009-11-11

With the early application deadline for the Winter 2009 Bay Area Semester fast approaching on Sunday, November 15th, we're proud to announce an informal partnership with the Hacker Dojo - an organization that shares our same passion for supporting Bay Area entrepreneurs.

The Hacker Dojo is a Mountain View-based non-profit consisting of well over 100 programmers and thinkers, with an 8000+ square foot facility that is available for for hacking, lecture series, classes, brainstorming, meetings, and more. With a $100/mo membership, you'll get near 24/7 access to a highly creative facility teeming with bright people from big and small Bay Area companies alike. It's a great place to work on your startup and learn/network at their many events, so we encourage Founder institute companies to make use of their great service.

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