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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

.CO is the web address where the world’s innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and brands come together to build and grow their ideas and organizations online.

CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

Startup Weekend


Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.

Grant: The recipient of the Startup Weekend Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.

Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.

Paul Watts, CEO of Seattle FI Grad @Gatherball Featured on @GeekWire

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-12-10

Paul Watts, the CEO of Seattle FI graduate, Gatherball recently sat down with GeekWire’s Jeff Dickey, the host of Nextcast for a quick Q&A session. Curious about Watts’ interest and view on technology, Dickey inquires about Watts’ background and what led him to the Silicon Valley startup scene. Originally a Philosophy major, Paul Watts says he realized he had talent and a genuine interest in technology, so he switched his major to computer science and the rest is history.


He says that “learning, solving problems, and ultimately building something new that people love” is what drives him. He continues with, “If you’ve ever been hugged by someone you don’t know because of software you've created, it changes the way you think about what you're doing.”

To hear more from Paul Watts, watch the latest episode of Nextcast below where he talks about how Gatherball survived its first big pivot, the future of trip planning, and how he’s working on getting more women and minorities involved in computer science. And of course, don't forget to read the full article on GeekWire.



Paul Watts, CEO of Seattle FI Grad @Gatherball Featured on @GeekWire

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