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How to Start a Startup

Y Combinator and Stanford University: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman & more

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Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andrees...Show More
13 - Reid Hoffman - How to be a Great Founder

49:46 | Jan 6th, 2016

So you've learned how to get started, how to raise money, how to build products, and how to grow. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock Ventures, addresses many of the questions and confusions that might be cropping up - How to be...Show More
06 - Alex Schultz - Growth

47:27 | Jan 6th, 2016

Alex Schultz gives an overview of Growth for startups, speaking from a position of authority as the VP of Growth at Facebook.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Alex-schultz-lecture-6-growth-annotatedView the readings Alex refers to, his slide deck, ...Show More
04 - Adora Cheung - Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing

52:22 | Jan 6th, 2016

So you have an idea. How do you go from zero users to many users?Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Adora-cheung-lecture...Show More
02 - Sam Altman - Team and Execution

46:19 | Jan 6th, 2016

Sam Altman finishes up "Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution" by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.Links:Blog post: Stupid Apps and Changing the World by Sam AltmanBlog post: Do things that don't scale by Paul Graham...Show More
20 - Sam Altman - Later-Stage Advice

48:29 | Jan 6th, 2016

Sam caps off the How to Start a Startup series with things you should ignore when you start, but become important a year in (after product-market fit). Thanks for watching How to Start a Startup. Hope you learned a ton!From YC Startup Class - How to ...Show More
19 - Sales And Marketing, How To Talk To Investors

48:50 | Jan 6th, 2016

Three segments in this lecture:Tyler Bosmeny, founder and CEO of Clever, starts off today's lecture with an overview of the Sales Funnel, and how to get to your first $1 Million.Michael Seibel, founder of Justin.tv and Socialcam and Partner at Y Comb...Show More
18 - Legal and Accounting Basics for Startups

48:19 | Jan 6th, 2016

There's a lot that goes behind the scenes in running a startup. Getting the legal, finance (equity allocation, vesting), accounting, and other overhead right will save you a lot of pain in the long run. Kirsty Nathoo, CFO at Y Combinator, and Carolyn...Show More
17 - Hosain Rahman - How to Design Hardware Products

47:16 | Jan 6th, 2016

Hosain Rahman, CEO and Founder of Jawbone, covers the design process for building hardware products users love.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Hosain-rahman-lecture-17-how-to-build-products-users-love-part-ii-annotatedSee the readings at startupc...Show More
16 - Emmett Shear - How to Run a User Interview

46:27 | Jan 6th, 2016

Building product, and talking to users. In the early stages of your startup, those are the two things you should focus on.In this lecture, Emmett Shear, Founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Twitch, covers the latter. What can you learn by talking to user...Show More
15 - Ben Horowitz - How To Manage

49:43 | Jan 6th, 2016

You are not the only one whom your decisions impact. Ben Horowitz, founder of Andreessen Horowitz and Opsware, discusses this important management perspective that founders miss, with, of course, the gratuitous rap lyric or two sprinkled in.From YC S...Show More
14 - Keith Rabois - How to Operate

46:39 | Jan 6th, 2016

What should the CEO be doing on a day to day basis? How do you make sure the company is moving in the right direction? Keith Rabois, Partner at Khosla Ventures and former COO of Square, tackles the nitty gritty - How to Operate. Lots of actionable ta...Show More
12 - Aaron Levie - Building For The Enterprise

46:20 | Jan 6th, 2016

Aaron Levie - founder of Box, enterprise master, Twitter comedic genius. In this lecture, he'll convince you to Build for the Enterprise.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Aaron-levie-lecture-12-sales-and-marketing-annotatedSee the slides and readin...Show More
11 - John Collison, Patrick Collison and Ben Silberman - Hiring and Culture, Part 2

50:37 | Jan 6th, 2016

Stripe and Pinterest - two companies well known for their strong cultures. The founders - John Collison, Patrick Collison, and Ben Silberman - take Q&A from Sam in part 2 of Hiring and Culture.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Patrick-collison-lect...Show More
10 - Brian Chesky and Alfred Lin - Culture

50:26 | Jan 6th, 2016

Brian Chesky, Founder of Airbnb, and Alfred Lin, Former COO of Zappos and Partner at Sequoia Capital discuss how to build a great company culture.Lecture 10 from YC Startup Class - How to Start a StartupLecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Alfred-lin-...Show More
09 - Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and Parker Conrad - How to Raise Money

50:10 | Jan 6th, 2016

Sam leads a panel Q&A on fundraising in this lecture with Marc Andreessen, Founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Marc-andreessen-lectur...Show More
08 - How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don't Scale, Press

52:13 | Jan 6th, 2016

Lecture 8 features 3 speakers:Stanley Tang, Founder of Doordash, covers How to Get Started.Walker Williams, Founder of Teespring, covers Doing things that Don't Scale.Justin Kan, Founder of TwitchTV and Partner at Y Combinator, covers Press.Lecture T...Show More
07 - Kevin Hale - How to Build Products Users Love

48:02 | Jan 6th, 2016

Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, explains how to build products that create a passionate user base invested in your startup's success.This is lecture 7 from startupclass.coLinks:Transcript of this speech on genius.comSlides a...Show More
05 - Peter Thiel - Competition is for Losers

50:16 | Jan 6th, 2016

Business Strategy and Monopoly TheoryPeter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palantir, discusses business strategy and monopoly theory in "Competition is For Losers".Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Peter-thiel-lecture-5-business-strategy-and-monopoly-...Show More
03 - Paul Graham - Before the Startup

48:07 | Jan 6th, 2016

Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have IdeasPaul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk, addressing counterintuitive parts of startups, in Lecture 3 of How to Start a Startup.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Paul-gra...Show More
01 - Sam Altman and Dustin Moskovitz - Intro to the course, "How to Start a Startup"

43:53 | Jan 6th, 2016

Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Sam-altman-lecture-1-how-to-start-a-startup-annotatedSam 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 cov...Show More