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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.

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.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
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
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
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.


Branding and Marketing

Silicon Valley Summer 2017 Semester

As new platforms and technologies mature, the rules of marketing for technology companies are constantly changing. This week is all about learning the latest strategies, “growth hacking” tactics, and tools to generate distribution and traction for your product. Assignments include identifying and building relationships with the key influencers in your industry, building a PR and distribution strategy, developing a company blog and social media presence, and more.

Goal:
Establish market credibility.
Date:
2017-09-06, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Gisele Bisson
Chief Visibility Officer , Visibility Shift

Gisele is a marketing executive with 25 years deep inside Silicon Valley helping technology startups start up, execute a launch strategy, scale and grow -- including several venture-funded startups with successful exits. Startups she has worked with include brands fund...

Thomas Hogan
Founder and Partner, Crowded Ocean

Tom Hogan: founder and partner, Crowded Ocean. Original Creative Director at Oracle, then moved into VC market as Initial/Interim VP of Marketing for companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Sumo Logic and Nimble Storage. Founded Crowded Ocean, a small marketing firm that ...

Christina Trampota
Advisor, Preemadonna

Christina leads dynamic companies as they continue to innovate and evolve with the mobile and digital technologies of today and tomorrow. She brings a reputation for building and leading cross-functional teams in product, marketing and business development including glob...


Brett Murray
Vice President, Marketing, View, Inc.

Brett Murray is Vice President of Marketing at View, Inc. With over 20 years of Silicon Valley experience, he runs all aspects of marketing and communications at View, Inc., the maker of a new generation of architectural dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts opacity in...

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