We believe the barrier to entry for people to start a startup is still too high. We want to make it easier for people to start a company, regardless of who or where you are, so we're starting by sharing what we've learned, through Startup School.
Startup School is a free 10-week massively open online course (MOOC). The course will begin on April 5th, 2017. Lectures will be posted here weekly.
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.
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 future.
In this session of Live Office Hours, Adora Cheung, YC Partner, and Avichal Garg, previously Director of Product Management at Facebook and now an Expert at YC, sit down with three startups: Edmission, Yembo.ai, and Almabase.
Office Hours Transcript
Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook, shares with us how to get users, how to grow, and how to measure growth.
How We Put Facebook on the Path to 1B Users
Does Slow Growth Equal Slow Death?
A Recipe for Growth - Adding Layers to the Cake
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Early Days
The Secret Behind Pinterest’s Growth Was Marketing, Not Engineering
Growth Accounting & Triangle Heatmap Explanation
Startup = Growth
Chasing Facebook's Next Billion Users
Ready to Grow Breakout Session at f8
In the fourth and final episode of How to Build a Product, Jan Koum shares his journey as the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp.
Jason Lemkin, of SaaStr, sits down with Solomon Hykes, CEO and co-founder of Docker, Tracy Young, CEO and co-founder of Plangrid, and Harry Zhang, co-founder of Lob, to discuss their experience building products in our third installment of How to Build a Product.
In the first of four lectures on How to Build a Product, Michael Seibel, CEO of Y Combinator, interviews Steve Huffman and Emmett Shear on how they built their products as founder-CEO's of Reddit and Twitch, respectively.
Yuri Sagalov, CEO of Amium, and Sam Altman hold Live Office Hours with three startups: MoonlightWork, Canny and Tuml. They'll discuss their ideas and their thought processes around building their companies.
Office Hours Transcript
Kirsty Nathoo is a Partner and the CFO at Y Combinator. She has worked with thousands of companies through all stages of their life; from incorporation to hiring to fundraising. In this lecture, Kirsty will talk about Startup Mechanics.
Kirsty's Lecture Slides
Clerky - Formation, Hiring, Fundraising platform
Gusto - Payroll service provider
Stripe Atlas - Formation help to accept payments through Stripe
Y Combinator SAFEs and primer
Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder of Facebook and Asana, kick off the How to Start a Startup Course. Dustin discusses Why to Start a Startup and Sam introduces the 4 key components of Starting a Startup: Idea, Product, Team and Execution.
Some materials in this MOOC are derived from content of a course offered at Stanford University, and this MOOC does not reflect the complete course offering at Stanford. This MOOC is offered solely by Y Combinator, and your participation in this MOOC does not establish any relationship between you and Stanford University.
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