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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.
Microsoft @BizSpark Offers FI Startups up to $60k in Azure Cloud Services
Just a few months ago, we announced a large partnership with Microsoft BizSpark to give our startups scholarships, software, support, and visibility to help them succeed. Well, today we are excited to annouce an even deeper relationship that will give our companies more support - including up to $60,000 in Windows Azure Cloud services over two years.
It's called the BizSpark Plus Program, and the Founder Institute is one of a select few launching partners. The new program is an extension of BizSpark, designed to provide high potential startups with additional offers, products and services from Microsoft, available through select incubators and accelerators.
"We've been a BizSpark and Azure company since inception, and I can't tell you how awesome it's been for us. It's a hidden gem, to be honest" - Al Bsharah, Co-Founder and CEO of Embarke, and Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute.
There will be several offers from Microsoft through this program, the first being Windows Azure for BizSpark Plus. Windows Azure is a simple, reliable, and powerful cloud-computing platform for hosting applications and the creation of web applications and services. Through this offer, startups will get up to $60,000 of value over two years:
- All the Windows Azure a startup needs to run their business for the first year
- 50% off Windows Azure retail for the second year
Additional offers wil be coming soon.
For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/BizSpark/Plus/Default.aspx.
FI companies, see our special BizSpark sign-up link in the private section below.