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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.
Sell First, Market Later by Gary Gaessler
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In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Gary Gaessler explains why he believes nothing happens until sales are made, and why founders should consider putting marketing on the back burner until revenue begins rolling in. He says founders should take a ready-fire-aim approach to selling - "Just get out there and talk to people - If you're not an expert in selling you'll learn quickly".
Gary Gaessler is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Cloud Elements, a platform that reduces the time and costs to develop and run Cloud Applications. He will also be mentoring in Chicago for the upcoming Spring 2013 semester, which is currently accepting applications. If you would like to hear more from Gary, click here to apply today.
Drawing from his own experience in marketing and sales, Gary reminds founders that marketing doesn't accomplish much in an early stage startup - it eats up valuable time and money. Sales, on the other hand, generates revenue and allows for additional marketing campaigns to take place. He encourages founders to be persistent and professional and always remember the “Three F’s” - “Follow up, follow up, follow up!”.
If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Chicago or Denver, submit your application today. Those who apply by Janurary 13th get to take the admissions test for free and are eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship.
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