YC Partner Kevin Hale walks us through the process of evaluating ideas and how founders should think about their startups. You can find the lecture slides and transcript here: https://www.startupschool.org/videos/62 It's not too late to sign up! Register now through August 4th at https://www.s
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Michael Seibel on getting and testing startup ideas. Michael is CEO and a Partner at YC. He was the co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Socialcam. https://twitter.com/mwseibel Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/
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Many of the largest companies in the world started in markets so small they looked like toys. Over time, each of these companies grew their markets or created new ones to dominate. Founders in toy markets who want to raise money need to find the right investors, and tell those investors the right st
One of the pioneers of personal computing, Alan Kay thought of laptops and graphical interfaces years before they were realized. At XeroxPARC, Apple, HP and Disney, he has developed tools for improving the mind. In these two lectures, Alan shares his story and how to think about building for the fut
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One of the pioneers of personal computing, Alan Kay thought of laptops and graphical interfaces years before they were realized. At XeroxPARC, Apple, HP and Disney, he has developed tools for improving the mind. This is part two of his lecture.
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In today's lecture, we're joined by Stewart Butterfield, founder and CEO of Slack, and Adam D'Angelo, founder and CEO of Quora. Sam and Stewart will explore the process of getting an idea, followed by Adam on tracking metrics for your company.
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Lecture Transcript: http://tech.genius.com/Sam-altman-lecture-1-how-to-start-a-startup-annotated Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder of Facebook, Asana, and Good Ventures, kick off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam covers the first 2 of the 4 Key Areas: Ideas
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Lecture Transcript: http://tech.genius.com/Sam-altman-lecture-2-ideas-products-teams-and-execution-part-ii-annotated Sam Altman finishes up "Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution" by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup. See the slides and readings at startupclass.sam
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Some of the biggest technology companies look like toys in the beginning. From a classical business building perspective, this shouldn't happen. Toys are for fun. Businesses, especially huge ones, are for making money. Toys are small and of limited use. Large companies contain multitudes and perform
We spend a lot of time advising startups. Though one-on-one advice will always be crucial, we thought it might help us scale Y Combinator if we could distill the most generalizable parts of this advice into a sort of playbook we could give YC and YC Fellowship companies. Then we thought we should
Many of the best ideas we’ve funded were ones that surprised us, not ones we were waiting for. There are, however, some startups that we’re very interested in seeing founders apply with. Below is an updated Request for Startups (RFS), which outlines some of those ideas in general terms.
Our first guest on How To Build The Future is Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook. Facebook is one of the most influential companies in the history of the world. Over 1.1 billion people use it every day.
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