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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.
From Inner City to #Startup Success; @BetterWeekdays Founder Featured on the Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Founder Institute graduate, Chris Motley, was recently featured on the Chicago Sun Times to share the story of how he successfully launched his startup, BetterWeekdays.com. Despite hardships growing up, Motley earned an MBA from Columbia University in New York, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, and then went on to launch his first company, BetterWeekdays.com at the age of 31.
Along with his inherent drive plus access to education, Motley cites his hardships as a push towards entrepreneurship. “You learn to grow up quickly and to take risks,” he said.
BetterWeekdays.com focuses on matching professionals with companies based on cultural fit. Similar to many dating websites, Motley and the team believe that a service this will save the applicant and employer time, and increase productivity by placing the right employers in their ideal work environments. Along with launching their beta over the weekend, the team also plans on partnering with local universities to kickstart the job matching process.
To hear more of Chris’s story, watch the video below and click here to read the full article in the Chicago Sun Times.
If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a startup in Chicago, click here to apply today. The final application deadline for the Spring Semester is February 10th.