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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.
How to Raise the Right Money for Your Startup by Mike Evans
Coming to the decision to pursue funding is no easy matter, but it’s a piece of cake compared to the ominous beast of successfully securing funding. Knowing how to present yourself, your company, and your story can make all the difference. However, knowing when to push back and when to walk away from an investor can also prove critical to the process.
Mike Evans is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of GrubHub, a Chicago based company whose rapid growth has led to five rounds of investment funding totaling $84 million. Mike believes the secret lies in focusing your sights on getting the right money, telling your story well, and closing the deal.
Mike is a Mentor for the Chicago Founder Institute. Applications are due on Sunday, May 6th. Apply here to get expert training and feedback to launch a company in 2012.
In this talk from the Founder Institute in Chicago, Mike shares his learned expertise in how to approach and engage with investors as well as how to view the benefits and brick sandwiches that come with every deal, though the numbers used are speculative and the expressed opinion of Mike alone.