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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
.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.


Mentor Idea Review

Silicon Valley Summer 2017 Semester

The Mentor Idea Review is the first major test in the Founder Institute Program. During this session, every founder presents a three minute pitch to a large number of entrepreneur and CEO mentors for evaluation and feedback. These mentors will grade you on many criteria, such as the validity and market potential of your ideas, and your understanding of your target customer. After the session, you will incorporate their feedback into your planning, begin to set up your company and marketing infrastructure, and more.

Goal:
Present your idea for feedback.
Date:
2017-07-19, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Ziv Gillat
Co-Founder, Eye-Fi & Forq

Co-founded Eyefi & Forq: Eyefi has seen it's sales grow to 48 countries, while generating tens of millions of dollars of revenue per year, from selling millions of cards. We've also taken billions of photos & videos from our customers, through our servers and cloud. ...

Balaji Wharton
VP of Marketing and Business Development, OpsMx

Passionate about creating and evangelizing winning products with expertise in all aspects of business – product management, marketing, pre-sales, and post-sales in early stage startups and innovative companies. Top skills in Product Management, Product Marketing, GTM, ...

Phnam Bagley
Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction

Hello. My name is Phnam Bagley and I am a founding partner and creative director at Nonfiction, a design firm based in San Francisco. We specialize in industrial design and branding of all kinds of products from startups to large corporations. I am also the CEO of Eternal...


Adeo Ressi
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi...

Gopi Rangan
Cofounder, INSEAD Angels


Ben Larson
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator

Ben Larson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Gateway, is a serial entrepreneur and prolific startup coach. Ben has advised early stage startups all around the world, speaks frequently at ecosystem events, and is a Director for the San Francisco Founder Institute. He has...


Himakara Pieris
CEO, Hydra.ai


Ravishankar Gundlapalli
CEO & Founder, MentorCloud, Inc.

Ravi Gundlapalli is the CEO and Founder of MentorCloud, based in Menlo Park, CA. Before MentorCloud, Ravi led supply chain solutions for Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Raytheon, Cypress Semiconductor and Hitachi Global Storage. Ravi is a globally recognized thought leader on lear...

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...


Bram Cohen
Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent

I'm Bram Cohen, mostly known for inventing BitTorrent and I now work as Chief Scientist at BitTorrent Inc. Previously I worked as a very early employee at a bunch of startups you've never heard of. I was in the Time 100 for 2005, have been profiled in feature articles in ...

Alexandra Johnson
Managing Director, DFJ Aurora

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