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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 Featured on ABC’s @KGORadio
Last week Leslie Brinkley, a Reporter for KGO News Radio, came to a training session of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute to give her listeners an inside look at the program. In the peice, Leslie speaks to current participants and Mentors, Graduates, and Adeo Ressi to describe the program. According to Adeo, "This is not an MBA program where you learn great theory - this is a really practical school of 'hard-knocks.'"
Other great soundbytes include;
"It takes the whole 'climbing the corporate ladder' out of it, and so you instead build the ladder"
- Maren Kate Donovan, Founder & CEO of Zirtual, and Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute
"Whether you have a stupid idea or a great idea it will still be the same amount of work, so if you can find out that you have a bad idea before you waste 10 years of your life, that's a good thing"
- Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, and Mentor at the Founder Institute
"It has really institutionalized one of the things that is special about Silicon Valley, which is the ability to get an audience of people who have done it before. The most valuable information you are going to get is from someone who has been an entrepreneur. It's not about a theory... it's about 'I was here and here's what I did and it worked', and 'I was here and here's what I did and it didn't work"
- Dan Arkind, Co-Founder & CEO of JobScore, and Mentor at the Founder Institute