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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.
We will be hosting a number of free events across the next few weeks.
These "Startup Bootcamps" are hands-on, intensive workshops that are modeled off a real Founder Institute session. In just three hours, FI and leading local entrepreneurs will help you improve your ideas and pitching skills, come up with new ideas, and even recruit potential cofounders.
See the full list of upcoming events here: http://fi.co/events.
With the CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who purchases a Founder/CEO or table ticket has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the Founder Showcase event.
After more than 35 people submitted pitches and 1200 votes, the winner of the 12th Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competiton is jobFig. Read more..
Are you a seed-stage startup looking for funding or exposure? Apply to the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition where previous presenters have raised over $45 million in funding to date. All companies less than 2 years old with less than $250k in funding are eligible to apply. Get your submissions in now - the deadline is Wednesday, October 10th at 11:59pm PST.
The 11th Founder Showcase is today, July 25th, in Mountain View, CA, and will feature Kevin Rose (Founder of Digg and Venture Partner at Google Ventures), Aaron Levie (Co-Founder & CEO of Box), and Hiten Shah (CEO of KISSmetrics) as speakers. We are expecting over 350 investors, founders, and press.
With the Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who attends the event has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the 11th Founder Showcase on July 25th.
After more than 30 people submitted one-sentence pitches, the winner is Upout.com.
Right before the Founder Showcase on Wednesday we hosted a special luncheon with Windows 8. Over 50 guests attended this informative workshop, where Windows 8 experts reviewed how to design apps with Metro principles and the Windows personality, and the business opportunity Windows 8 represents for app developers.
Microsoft also gave away four Windows 8 Nokia Lumia phones to four lucky people!
The Founder Institute hosts several free Startup Bootcamp events in cities around the world, to help aspiring local entrepreneurs to improve both their startup ideas and pitch, and to meet co-founders (see the list of currently scheduled events here).
Last week we hosted a Startup Pitch Bootcamp event in Brussels, and FI Graduate Christoph Philemotte wrote a blog post sharing the biggest takeaways he had from the event. Read the article here.
There are three major trends we are seeing in the emerging technology boom: rapid scale, expedited startup M&A, and a global market. The Founder Showcase, hosted by the Founder Institute's Adeo Ressi, will bring together leaders to address each of these topics.
Here we give you a preview of what you'll see at the event, with videos from Keynote Speakers Kevin Hartz and Dan Shapiro, as well as a special video by Arcimoto.
The 9th Founder Showcase featured on-stage interviews with some of today's most respected startup investors and technology journalists; Evelyn Rusli of The New York Times interviewing Mark Suster of GRP Partners, Ina Fried of All Things Digital interviewing Mike Maples Jr. of FLOODGATE, and Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch interviewing Dave McClure of 500 Startups.
The 10th Founder Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th in San Francisco.
At last week's 9th Founder Showcase, we celebrated the best investors of 2011 with TheFunded.com's Entrepreneur Investor Awards.
Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz, George Zachary of Charles River Ventures, Philippe Herbert of Banexi Venture Partners, Yuri Milner of Mail.ru Group, and Dave McClure of 500 Startups all received awards.
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