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How to Start a Startup

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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 Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and 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 Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more

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This podcast was engaging, funny, and informative.

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Inspiring and very useful information from some successful and very intelligent entrepreneurs.

iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
120
29
18
11
13

Helpful!

By Asic fan - May 24 2017
Read more
This podcast was engaging, funny, and informative.

Awesome

By brentgrab - Dec 26 2015
Read more
Inspiring and very useful information from some successful and very intelligent entrepreneurs.
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How to Start a Startup

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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 Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more

Rank #1: 13 - Reid Hoffman - How to be a Great Founder

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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 a Great Founder.

From YC Startup Class - How to Start a Startup

Lecture Transcript: genius.com/Reid-hoffman-lecture-13-how-to-be-a-great-founder-annotated

See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec13/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64042

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #2: 09 - Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and Parker Conrad - How to Raise Money

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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-lecture-9-how-to-raise-money-annotated

See Ron Conway's slide, and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec09/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64038

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #3: 15 - Ben Horowitz - How To Manage

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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 Startup Class - How to Start a Startup - Stanford CS183B

Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/B-horowitz-lecture-15-how-to-manage-annotated

See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec15/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64044

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #4: 14 - Keith Rabois - How to Operate

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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 takeaways from this lecture!

Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Keith-rabois-lecture-14-how-to-operate-annotated

See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec14/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64043

From YC Startup Class - How to Start a Startup - Stanford CS183B

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #5: 12 - Aaron Levie - Building For The Enterprise

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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-annotated

See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec12/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64041

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #6: 11 - John Collison, Patrick Collison and Ben Silberman - Hiring and Culture, Part 2

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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-lecture-11-company-culture-and-building-a-team-part-ii-annotated

See the readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec11/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64040

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #7: 03 - Paul Graham - Before the Startup

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Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas

Paul 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-graham-lecture-3-counterintuitive-parts-of-startups-and-how-to-have-ideas-annotated

See the readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec03/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64032

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #8: 04 - Adora Cheung - Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing

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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-4-building-product-talking-to-users-and-growing-annotated

See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec04/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64033

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #9: 05 - Peter Thiel - Competition is for Losers

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Business Strategy and Monopoly Theory

Peter 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-theory-annotated

See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec05/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64034

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Jan 06 2016
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Rank #10: 06 - Alex Schultz - Growth

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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-annotated

View the readings Alex refers to, his slide deck, at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec06/

Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64035

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Jan 06 2016
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