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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.

Vision and Ideas

Silicon Valley Summer 2017 Semester

The best startup ideas are formed from the intersection of a real customer problem and your personal strengths and passions. During this session, you will learn how to form, communicate, and analyze startup ideas in a structured manner. By the end of the week, you will form and analyze several business ideas (or three variations of the same idea) that you could realistically spend the next 20 years working on, and begin interviewing potential customers about their problems.

Develop a set of strong ideas.
2017-06-22, 06:30 PM


Eren Bali
Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy

Eren Bali is the CEO & Co-founder of Udemy, a startup that aims to democratize education by allowing anybody to teach and learn online. Udemy has raised $4.5 million from angel and institutional investors. Prior to Udemy, Eren worked at SpeedDate as a founding engineer...

Steven Frisch
Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor,

Steven J. Frisch is a prolific serial entrepreneur with 7 exits totaling $688 million. He has over 27 years experience as a CEO, chairman & board member. Steve is a passionate builder of companies from concept to traction and from traction to acquisition; He's also a ment...

Virender Ahluwalia
EVP Finance, Singularity University

Catalyst and builder with 20+ years of finance and operations oriented leadership success at high-growth organizations. Strong track record of building companies and managing strategy, financial, business/corporate development, IT, administrative and operations management...

Liza Lichtinger
Liza Lichtinger , FDS

Liza Lichtinger is a Futurist, Wellness Tech advisor and business coach for thought leaders and senior executives. Since 2008, she has created and directed wellness retreats, trainings and workshops centered on the relationship at the intersection of exponential technolog...

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