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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.
At the 13th Founder Showcase, which took place on March 27th of this year, the focus of the evening was on the ‘Future of Funding’ and early-stage startups. Ash Fontana, Head of Fundraising Products at AngelList, kicked off the event with a talk every founder needs to hear: Tips on Fundraising via AngelList.
Read on to check out Ash's talk and learn what you need to know about AngelList.
In her weekly blog posts for the New York Times Small Business, Fashioning Change CEO, Adriana Herrera gives an inside look into the challenges many young startups face. From learning to code to earning a co-founder, she shares insights from her own experiences as a graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute and the Chief Executive of a fashion-focused social enterprise startup.
At the 13th Founder Showcase, eight early-stage startups pitched on stage to hundreds of investors, press and a panel of VC judges. In the end, Realty Mogul, a crowdfunding platform for real estate earned the number one spot and was named 13th Founder Showcase Champion.
Read on to see their winning pitch and be sure to check out the full story on TechCrunch.
Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the FI network.
This week's top articles include advice for staying sane while starting up, becoming the master of your field, and tips for saying 'no' to distractions.
Read on to see our picks for this week's must-read articles:
Establishing a strategy should always be your first step when starting anything, even the most basic of research. In this talk from the New York Founder Institute, Andrew Lee says skip this step, and you’ll risk making a false start.
Today we are excited to announce our newest location - Moscow, Russia!
Sunday, April 14th is the Early Application Deadline for the Moscow Founder Institute. If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Russia, click here to apply. The program is open to existing and prospective technology founders of all kinds - with or without an idea, young or old, and with a full-time job or unemployed.
Founder Feedback gives you insight from the startup trenches
In this post from his blog, Larry Benet, CEO of Speakers and Authors Networking Group and Los Angeles Founder Institute mentor, outlines his best practices for networking at events. According to Larry, there are six things you can do before, during, and after the conference that will allow to create more powerful connections with the people you meet, and get a higher ROI of your time and money.
Today we are excited to announce our newest location - Rijeka, Croatia!
Sunday, April 14th is the Early Application Deadline for the Rijeka Founder Institute. If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Rijeka, click here to apply. The program is open to existing and prospective technology founders of all kinds - with or without an idea, young or old, and with a full-time job or unemployed.
The Founder Institute has helped launch over 750 new technology companies across 40 cities and five continents.
This week, Udemy was featured in TechCrunch, CityBot was named the overall best startup by VentureBeat at SXSW, Appota teamed up with Japan's Metapps, and PetHub was featured in GeekWire after their latest round of fundraising.
Silicon Valley graduate, Udemy, was recently featured in TechCrunch and GigaOm after the release of their new iOS app. Now, students can literally learn anytime, anywhere, with access to over 6,000 courses from their smartphones.
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