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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.
#FounderShowcase Preview: Videos by @KevinHartz, @DanShapiro, and @Arcimoto
There are three major trends we are seeing in the emerging technology boom: rapid scale, expedited startup M&A, and a global market. The Founder Showcase, hosted by the Founder Institute's Adeo Ressi, will bring together leaders to address each of these topics.
Below we give you a preview of what you'll see at the event, with videos from Keynote Speakers Kevin Hartz and Dan Shapiro, as well as a special video by Arcimoto.
There are still a few tickets left for Tuesday's 10th Founder Showcase, taking place at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Tickets start at just $75, but time is running out! Register now at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets.
Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder & CEO of Eventbrite, will be speaking about how he is pushing the company towards a billion in sales (and a rumored IPO) after just five years in business. He will be interviewed on stage by Michael Copeland, Senior Editor at WIRED.
In the This Week in Startups video below, Kevin discusses building a company that will withstand economic downturns, scaling sustainably, and the importance of a good board of directors.
If you like the video below, follow Kevin on twitter @kevinhartz.
Expedited Startup M&A
Dan Shapiro, Founder & CEO of Sparkbuy, will talk about how he built the company and sold it to Google within just six months of its inception. He will be interviewed on stage by Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor at VentureBeat.
In his talk below, Dan shares his experience on approaching the potential sale of a company.
The international winners of the Founder Institute’s Startup Mentor Awards will host a special panel on global entrepreneurship. These five top technology CEOs from South America, Asia and Europe will discuss how the current wave of innovation is not limited to the United States. You can see the list of nominees here.
At the 4th Founder Showcase, Keynote Speaker Elon Musk said "the potential value creation of cleantech is greater than the internet." In that vein, we have asked Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto, to speak at the Founder Showcase about the SRK - an ultra efficient vehicle for everyday driving trips. Mark, a software and gaming entrepreneur who sold his last company, Garage Games, to IAC, will describe how Arcimoto is taking a software approach to clean technology and sustainable transportation.
Below is a recent TEDx talk Mark did on sustainable transportation and the SRK;
We hope you’ll join us for what will be a great event.