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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.
Build a Painkiller Product, not a Vitamin, by David Jones
According to David Jones, “not talking to your customers before building a product is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.” Defining your customer and their needs through a feedback process will guide product decisions to make a “pain-killer” that solves an actual need.
David Jones is the co-founder of StreetHawk – a SaaS solution for retailers that provides "Right Person, Right Place, Right Time" marketing to smartphone users. David was also the founder and CEO of EmUTech (acquired by SurfControl/WebSENSE), SpamMATTERS and ThreatMetrix.
In this talk from the Sydney Founder Institute, David gives actionable advise as "hindsights and axioms" when searching for a product market fit with his past companies. He walks through case studies from his previous companies and explains the driving forces behind iterations, continuously validating the addressable market, consumer vs. enterprise customer development, and customer acquisition.
Applications are now open for the the next semester of the Sydney Founder Institute, which will begin on August 20th. If you apply by the Early Deadline of July 29th, you are not required to pay the application fee, and you have the best chance of being accepted. Click here to apply today.