Y Combinator President Sam Altman will share his advice on how to start a startup. He’ll talk about what it takes to succeed and what common mistakes you should avoid in the early stages of your company.
The one-hour class will livestream on Saturday, February 21st, at 1pm PT directly from Y Combinator in San Francisco. Sign up for free right now to see it online.
The class is powered by Platzi. Platzi offers livestreaming classes taught by industry leaders on design, marketing and code. On Platzi, you can share your notes, rank other students’ notes, and interact with the instructor live. During the class, Sam will share files and images in real-time.
A recorded version of the “Startup Advice” class, along with students’ notes and comments, will be available shortly after the live stream. Sign up today, even if you can’t make it to the livestreaming event.
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Y Combinator is a startup seed fund based in Mountain View, CA. In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, and the YC partners work closely with each company to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each batch culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected audience of investors. Y Combinator has invested in over 830 companies including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart and Weebly. The combined market capitalization of YC companies is over $30B.
Sam Altman is president of Y Combinator and the cofounder of Loopt, a location-based social networking app, which was part of YC’s first batch in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. Sam founded Loopt during his sophomore year at Stanford University, where he studied computer science with a focus on security and machine learning. Sam has been featured in Inc. Magazine’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30,” Businessweek’s “Tech’s Best Entrepreneurs” and he was named as one of the “five most interesting founders of all time” by Y Combinator founder Paul Graham. Prior to taking over as Y Combinator’s president, Sam was a part-time partner at Y Combinator since 2011. You can read Sam’s essays on startups and technology at http://blog.samaltman.com/.