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Startup School by Y Combinator

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Learn how to start a startup with YC’s free 10-week course. A series of lectures and conversations with YC Partners, startup founders, and experts on how to start a successful company.

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Learn how to start a startup with YC’s free 10-week course. A series of lectures and conversations with YC Partners, startup founders, and experts on how to start a successful company.

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Extremely valuable!

By BrickHouse3 - Feb 07 2020
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Beautiful, concise content.

Amazing.

By Lilweezy1226 - Sep 14 2018
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So much wisdom condensed into brief talks.

iTunes Ratings

64 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
3
2
1
3

Extremely valuable!

By BrickHouse3 - Feb 07 2020
Read more
Beautiful, concise content.

Amazing.

By Lilweezy1226 - Sep 14 2018
Read more
So much wisdom condensed into brief talks.
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Startup School by Y Combinator

Latest release on Sep 25, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Building Product by Michael Seibel

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YC CEO Michael Seibel outlines how successful startups think about building something people want.

  • What problem are you solving?
  • Who is your Customer?
  • How to set up metrics
  • Product Development
  • Pivot vs. Iterate?

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Sep 12 2018

59mins

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Rank #2: A Conversation with Paul Graham

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YC Partner Geoff Ralston talks with Paul Graham, one of the founders of YC, and tries to draw out as much startup wisdom as possible in 1/2 hour of conversation.

Sep 12 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: How to Evaluate Startup Ideas Pt. 1 by Kevin Hale

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YC Partner Kevin Hale walks us through the process of evaluating ideas and how founders should think about their startups.

Jul 25 2019

26mins

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Rank #4: How to Find Product Market Fit by David Rusenko

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David Rusenko from YC alumus Weebly details the story of how Weebly developed one of the most popular website creation and hosting sites on the web today.

Sep 12 2018

58mins

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Rank #5: Evaluating Startup Ideas Pt. 2 by Kevin Hale

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In this lecture, YC Partner Kevin Hale goes over how to package up your idea and communicate it to an investor. He shares his tips on how to craft your pitch in a clear and concise way that effectively grabs your audience's attention.

Sep 12 2019

41mins

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Rank #6: How to Prioritize Your Time by Adora Cheung

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YC Partner Adora Cheung shares her framework for how founders can efficiently make use of their time. She covers ways to identify and prioritize tasks, in addition to how you can measure their impact on your company.

Sep 12 2019

27mins

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Rank #7: How to Get Users and Grow by Gustaf Alströmer

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YC Partner Gustaf Alströmer, who was most recently a growth expert at AirBnb describes strategies for scaling your user base.

Sep 12 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: Design for Startups (Part 1) by Garry Tan

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Former YC partner Garry Tan, the cofounder of Initialized Capital and a design expert describes how to effectively integrate design into a product development process.

Sep 19 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: Fundraising Fundamentals by Geoff Ralston

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YC Partner Geoff Ralston gives an introduction to the key concepts to keep in mind once you enter a fundraising process.

Oct 10 2018

52mins

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Rank #10: How to Sell by Tyler Bosmeny

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Tyler Bosmeny from YC alumnus Clever shares his expertise on how an early stage company should think about sales and about building an enterprise sales team.

Sep 26 2018

52mins

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Rank #11: How to Win by Daniel Gross

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Daniel Gross, former YC Partner and founder shares his wisdom of how to survive and thrive as a startup founder.

Oct 24 2018

47mins

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Rank #12: How to Get Meetings with Investors and Raise Money by Aaron Harris

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YC Partner Aaron Harris gives invaluable advice for how to most effectively and strategically meet with investors.

Oct 17 2018

47mins

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Rank #13: How to Talk to Users by Eric Migicovsky

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YC Partner Eric Migicovsky outlines a framework for asking questions and collecting feedback from your users.

Jul 25 2019

31mins

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Rank #14: How to Plan an MVP by Michael Seibel

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YC CEO and Partner Michael Seibel shares his approach to building an MVP and getting your first users as a pre-launch startup.

Aug 01 2019

25mins

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Rank #15: Startup Pricing 101 by Kevin Hale

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YC Partner Kevin Hale goes over the fundamentals of pricing and monetization, how it affects your customer acquisition strategy, and how to optimize it through a few rules of thumb.

Sep 06 2019

19mins

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Rank #16: How to Launch (Again and Again) by Kat Manalac

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YC Partner Kat Manalac presents on how startups should think about launching and why you should do it repeatedly.

Aug 14 2019

26mins

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Rank #17: Running Your Startup by Patrick Collison

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YC Partner Adora Cheung, along with Patrick Collison, the founder of well known YC alumnus Stripe, discuss how to most effectively run a startup company towards success.

Oct 03 2018

57mins

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Rank #18: How to Succeed with a Startup by Sam Altman

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Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, shares his thoughts on how you can succeed as a startup.

Sep 12 2018

16mins

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Rank #19: Growth for Startups by Gustaf Alstromer

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YC Partner and growth expert Gustaf Alstromer talks about how to measure product market fit, how to decide on a growth channel, metrics that lie about PMF and other mechanics of growth for startups.

Aug 14 2019

49mins

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Rank #20: Nine Business Models and the Metrics Investors Want by Anu Hariharan

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YC Continuity Partner Anu Hariharan breaks down the important metrics we look for when we’re evaluating a startup’s business model and common mistakes to avoid when measuring them.

Aug 07 2019

34mins

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