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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.
Best Practices for Startup Hiring and Firing by Ziv Gillat
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In this talk from the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, Ziv Gillat gives founders an overview on the best practices for startup hiring and firing. What is often a lengthy and time consuming task, Ziv advises founders to seek out top talent within your internal network when hiring. Doing so, he says, helps ensure loyalty, trust, and a great foundation for a solid team.
Ziv Gillat is the co-founder of Eye-Fi and one of FI’s most popular mentors. Last year Ziv was recognized as one of the Founder Institute’s top mentors and was commended for his hard work and dedication.
Although CEOs and founders try their hardest to build a phenomenal team, it is inevitable that they will be forced to let go a few employees down the road. Contrary to hiring, Ziv recommends that firing be done as quickly and smoothly as possible. He stresses that firing should not be a drawn out process, and if not done all at once, a CEO risks diluting company morale.
To hear more from great mentors like Ziv, join us this Spring as we launch several new and existing chapters. Upwards of 12 locations are currently accepting applications for the 2013 Spring semester. If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup click here to apply. Those who apply by the early application deadlines get to take the admissions test for free and are eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship.
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