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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.
BusinessWeek Interview: Adeo Ressi on Entrepreneurs & Startup Culture
BusinessWeek writer Ashlee Vance recently interviewed the Founder Institute's Adeo Ressi. In the interview they cover Adeo's begginnings as an entrepreneur (starting an unlicensed nightclub at UPENN with roomate Elon Musk), the Founder Institute's ability to mold employees into entrepreneurs ("We try to find people who have the raw material and have been put into situations where they are employees and recondition them"), and the idea of "Globalizing Silicon Valley".
According to Adeo, "Silicon Valley has very little to do with the weather or the fact that there’s Stanford. If anything, we probably have fewer universities than Boston. But at the end of the day, a lot of it is the collaborative culture that exists here. We try to recreate that. When we opened a chapter in Bogota, Colombia, there was a huge number of successful technology people who’d never met one another. When I say huge number, I’m talking about 10. Ten of the top 10 people had never met one another. How does that happen? We had a lunch for our program’s mentors, and they were, “Oh, I know all about your company. Nice to finally meet you.” I’m sitting there, I’m like, “How do you not know one another?” It’s just different levels of evolution in these markets."