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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.
FI Grad Pablo Ambram @AgentPiggy Talks Founding In the US and Abroad with WSJ
San Diego Founder Institute graduate Pablo Ambram, an Argentine native and founder of Agent Piggy, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal to discuss the topic of a foreigner’s ability to successfully found a startup in the United States. After Ambram completed the Founder Institute in 2009 on a 6 month tourist visa, he had all the right tools to launch his company, including prominent contacts, an expansive network of mentors and colleagues, and a relentless desire for success.
Regardless of one's qualifications, U.S. policies are less than amiable for foreign entrepreneurs aspiring to build a company, so in lieu of fighting the system, Ambram took to the South and set up camp in Santiago, Chile where he has since raised $300,000 and hired four employees. The article goes on to discuss incubators similar to the Founder Institute and the mobility budding entrepreneurs have within the global market.
Some have undeniably creative solutions to the issue, particularly that of PayPal founder Peter Thiel, who proposed launching a cruise ship 12 miles off the coast of San Francisco filled with international entrepreneurs eager to establish companies in the U.S. market. There have also been suggestions to provide visas through venture capital or have entrepreneurs raise money for the visas to launch businesses themselves. Either way, regardless of what solutions are implemented, it is still unfortunate that driven and successful entrepreneurs like Pablo are not able to operate out of their desired market.
Pablo Abram is a graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in the San Diego or Orange County area, then click here to apply today. The deadline for early applications is Sunday, September 23rd.