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How To Start A Startup by Y Combinator

Oct 08, 2014

Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts.
The Mountain View-based startup accelerator is launching a free online course, which will feature lessons from big-name startup entrepreneurs and venture-capitalists, and Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham and President Sam Altman himself.

I’ve been following this course since day one (running from September 23rd through December 4th.
Sam Altman will lead us through 20 killer sessions with +20 speakers including:

How To Start A Startup YCombinator Stanford Speakers

As of October 8th, five lectures are already available online.


Lecture 1 – Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part 1

Sam Altman and Dustin Moskovitz start off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam’s topic is “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution, Part I” and Dustin’s is “Why to Start a Startup”.



Lecture 2 – Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part 2

Sam Altman finishes up “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution” by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.



Lecture 3 – Counterintuitive Parts of Startups and How to Have Idea

Paul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk on Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas, in Lecture 3 of How to Start a Startup.



Lecture 4 – How to grow your startup from 0 to X users

Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.



Lecture 5 – Competition is For Losers

Peter Thiel explains why “Competition is For Losers”. His talk is actually taken from a few chapters of his new book: “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future“. I’ll write a review about it.



And here’s the full course schedule

How To Start A Startup YCombinator Course Schedule


All videos are available for free HERE.

It’s been very good so far and I can’t wait for to listen to Aaron Levie and Ben Horowitz talks. Aaron Levie always bring the fun in his talks.

“I think there are a lot of people, who are exceptionally talented, who could be wonderful entrepreneurs, but for one reason or another—life circumstances, where they were born in the world, who their parents were—never think of it as a viable option,” Sam Altman says. “I’d like to reach those people.”

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