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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.


Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester

Every company needs capital to grow, and it can come from revenue or outside sources like investors. This finance heavy session will educate you on the different strategies, structures, and tactics for getting investment, as well as how to bootstrap and manage your company cash flow to profitability. After the session, you will consult with your Directors and Advisors to form a plan to capitalize your company, and take various steps depending on the strategy you choose.

Goal:
Capitalize the business.
Date:
2017-04-12, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Dan Rubins
Founder & CEO, Legal Robot

Dan is Founder & CEO of Legal Robot, where he works to make the law better for everyone using Artificial Intelligence. Previously, he worked with McKesson, Wells Fargo, and as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He has an educational background in finance and molecular...

Ron Gentile
Partner, CentralSpark

Ron Gentile is an experienced startup operator and partner at CentralSpark, where he works with numerous startups. Previously he raised angel, venture and strategic capital and has been Chief Product Officer for multiple companies. He began his career at Adobe and receive...

Nitin Pachisia
Founding Partner, Unshackled

Nitin is the Founding Partner of Unshackled, the only venture fund that invests in and supports startups with immigrant founders. As an immigrant entrepreneur himself, Nitin understands the needs of immigrant founders in the earliest days, and has designed Unshackled to a...


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...

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