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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.
Users Define a Startup’s Product, by Ron Palmeri
As Ron Palmeri explains in the video below, “focus on building a great product that is aligned with the right market and the rest will follow.”
Ron Palmeri is the co-founder of Prism Skylabs - which is working to bring physical spaces online. Ron also launched a number of highly innovative companies, including Grand Central/Google Voice, OpenDNS, Scout Labs, and Swivel as co-founder and Managing Director of Minor Ventures.
In this talk from the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, Ron gives a high level overview of how he developed innovative products with his past companies. He explains conceptualizing a product and aligning it with the market, a metrics driven development approach, and the importance of validating product concepts with little resources.