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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.
Founder Institute Graduate Awards Selected for 2012
Yesterday, July 25th, right before the 11th Founder Showcase event, we hosted the Second Annual Founder Institute Graduate Awards Luncheon to recognize our best performing Graduates of 2012. Selected from a pool of over 565 of our worldwide Graduates, these companies have demonstrated exceptional progress with their business over the last year, securing notable traction across the team, product development, adoption and investors.
And the winners are... (envelope please);
Best Overall: Retailigence
Founded by Jeremy Geiger, Retailigence is a hyperlocal marketing platform that utilizes brick-and-mortar inventory data obtained directly from retailers to turn online consumers into offline buyers. They are a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute.
Best in Silicon Valley: Zirtual
Founded by Maren Kate Donovan, Zirtual connects busy people with virtual personal assistants who are passionate about making their clients’ lives better. They are a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute.
Best in the Americas: Neo
Founded by Navin Bathija, Neo is an online lender that taps financial and social data to better evaluate creditworthiness and provide more affordable car loans. They are a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute.
Best in Europe: Autoreduc
Founded by Jose Luis Senent, Autoreduc is France's first group-buying and daily deal site for cars. They are a Graduate of the Paris Founder Institute.
Best in Asia: Lellan
Founded by Richard Wimmer, Lellan develops and manufactures novel and intelligent ambient lighting solutions and technology. They are a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, and are now based in Asia.
Most Disruptive: Appota
Founded by Do-Tuan Anh, Appota is a mobile content delivery platform and network. They are a Graduate of the Vietnam Founder Institute.
Nominees for the awards included;
- Chris Motley of BetterWeekdays
- Anton Gelman of Cont3nt.com
- John Philip of DocuBuzz
- Mike Suprovici of Explorence
- Adriana Herrera of Fashioning Change
- Lee Johnson of FlightOffice
- Darius Gandhi of HipVoice
- Will Sacks and Kati Bicknell of Kindara
- Jordan Philips of LookVook
- Jose Matias del Pino of Ondango
- Frank Mastronuzzi OneGoodLove
- Neal O'Gorman of oTeeto
- Pieter Dubois of Paycento
- Tom Arnold PetHub
- Srinivas Penumaka and Vinod Gupta of ReadyPulse
- Carlos Rozo and Andres Cifuentes of Thotz
Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially First Republic Bank for supporting the event.