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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.
The Story Behind @AdeoRessi and the Founder Institute by @Founderly
Like most entrepreneurs, Adeo Ressi (the Founder Institute's Founder & CEO) has a pretty interesting story. Our friends at San Francisco-based FounderLY specialize in deep-diving the stories behind company founders, and last week they did just that in a series of video interviews with Adeo.
In the videos below, Adeo describes his first succesful entrepreneurial endeavor (printing ironic t-shirts in high school), his first significant exit ($650mm to AOL), his experience on the board of the X-PRIZE foundation, the industry problems that motivated him to launch TheFunded.com, and finally, the beginning and end game of the Founder Institute.
According to Adeo, "The Founder Institute's goal is to build an institution that changes entrepreneurship for the better by looking at data, by being brutally honest, and by helping the right people build the right businesses for the future.
The first video below focuses on Adeo's start as an entrepreneur, his involvement with the XPRIZE Foundation, and the creation of TheFunded.com;
Part Two below focuses on the motivation behind, and the beginnings of, the Founder Institute, and the inner mechanics of the Institute's Predictive Admissions Test and data-driven culture;