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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.
Silicon Valley Grad Tiffany Liu Shares 5 Realities Of Running An Early Stage Startup with @Women2
Silicon Valley grad Tiffany Liu (Co-Founder, Logrado) was recently featured on Women 2.0 to weigh in on some of the harsh realities of running a startup and to share some insights from what she has learned since making her mark in the Valley.
While most startup entrepreneurs will agree that building a company and dedicating yourself to a problem you're passionate about can be rewarding, the challenges faced by these brave (sometimes described as crazy) souls are not to be taken lightly. Now a seasoned entrepreneur herself, she knows that having to outlast self-doubt and continuously confront unexpected problems is to be expected for any startup, young or old.
Demystifying some of the romanticism that Silicon Valley can exude, Liu outlines 5 realities of running an early stage startup;
- Reality #1: You will have to make sacrifices.
- Reality #2: You’ll question yourself no matter how big your ego is.
- Reality #3: You’ll make mistakes, and they’ll make you wiser.
- Reality #4: You’ll need an army of people to get things off the ground.
- Reality #5: You’ll only face bigger challenges as you move forward.
While she still feels inspired by the seemingly limitless opportunities in the Valley, Tiffany now has a more realistic view of the challenges startup entrepreneurs are faced with constantly. She says that “Knowing that you are contributing to a greater cause is what will give you the bravery to go against the grain and explore unchartered space. You’ll never regret accepting nothing less than what is truly meaningful and worthwhile to you.”
Tiffany Liu is a graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute and the Co-Founder of Logrado, a student success coaching platform that uses mobile technology to increase college retention. Click here to read the full article and for more great insights follow her on Twitter @tiffanywliu.