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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.
Adeo Ressi on Bringing Silicon Valley to Entrepreneurs and the Threshold of Crazy
The Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi was recently featured on the Press: Here segment of NBC Bay Area and in a SiliconBeat article entitled “Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi Says Better To Bring Silicon Valley To Entrepreneurs Than It Is To Bring Entrepreneurs To Silicon Valley” by Mike Cassidy.
Adeo sat down with host Scott McGrew, Eric Savitz of Forbes, and Jon Swartz of USA Today, to discuss how the Founder Institute takes a unique approach to entrepreneurship by bringing Silicon Valley to entrepreneurs all over the world. In lieu of relocating to Silicon Valley to start a business, the Founder Institute helps entrepreneurs build startups in their own communities.
Ressi believes that when the world’s most talented entrepreneurs flock to Silicon Valley “you’re sucking out the oxygen of these local ecosystems. I like to see the best and the brightest stay in their cities and build great companies there. There is no reason that there is one destination for smart entrepreneurship” - hence the notion of ‘Globalizing Silicon Valley’.
Adeo also filled in reporters on the system in which the Founder Institute enrolls potential startup founders – a highly selective process that aims to measure success both during and after the 4 month program. He says the test highlights attributes of entrepreneurship as well as flags applicants who may be problematic, which reporters jokingly coined as a ‘threshold of crazy’.
To see the full interview watch the video below as well as Mike Cassidy’s coverage of the interview on SiliconBeat.
The Founder Institute currently operates in over 30 cities worldwide and has launched over 650 companies since its three years in operation. The program is open to anyone that is passionate about building a technology company; idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. Click here to learn more and apply today.