How to Start a Startup
How to Start a Startup
Advice from the How to Start a Startup class at Stanford
About the Book
Sam Altman (Y Combinator) created a class at Stanford in 2014 which covered the stages a startup goes through from idea to growth. Read the advice from the distinguished guest speakers:
- Paul Graham (Y Combinator)
- Dustin Moskovitz (Asana)
- Adora Cheung (Homejoy)
- Peter Thiel (Founders Fund)
- Alex Schultz (Facebook)
- Kevin Hale (Y Combinator)
- Stanley Tang (DoorDash)
- Walker Williams (Teespring)
- Justin Kan (Twitch)
- Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz)
- Ron Conway (SV Angel)
- Parker Conrad (Zenefits)
- Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital)
- Brian Chesky (Airbnb)
- Patrick Collison (Stripe)
- John Collison (Stripe)
- Ben Silbermann (Pinterest)
- Aaron Levie (Box)
- Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners)
- Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures)
- Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz)
- Emmett Shear (Twitch)
- Hosain Rahman (Jawbone)
- Kirsty Nathoo (Y Combinator)
- Carolynn Levy (Y Combinator)
- Tyler Bosmeny (Clever)
- Michael Seibel (Y Combinator)
- Qasar Younis (Y Combinator)
- Dalton Caldwell (Y Combinator)
Topics covered include:
- Building a team
- Customer development
- Fund raising
If you can I stongly recomment watching all of the lectures! The advice is inspirational and extremely actionable as you go through the process of starting and growing your own company.
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- Lecture 1: Welcome, and Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part I
- Lecture 2: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part II
- Lecture 3: Before the Startup
- Lecture 4: Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing
- Lecture 5: Business Strategy and Monopoly Theory
- Lecture 6: Growth
- Lecture 7: How to Build Products Users Love, Part I
- Lecture 8: Doing Things That Don’t Scale
- Lecture 9: How to Raise Money
- Lecture 10: Company Culture and Building a Team, Part I
- Lecture 11: Company Culture and Building a Team, Part II
- Lecture 12: Building for the Enterprise
- Lecture 13: How To Be A Great Founder
- Lecture 14: How to Operate
- Lecture 15: How to Manage
- Lecture 16: How to Run a User Interview
- Lecture 17: How to Design Hardware Products
- Lecture 18: Legal and Accounting Basics for Startups
- Lecture 19: Sales and Marketing
- Lecture 20: Later-stage Advice
- Thanks for Reading
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