Y Combinator is probably one of the best known names in the start-up world. Y Combinator has funded more than 700 start-ups since 2005. Its mentoring program is legendary where start-up founders get to interact with well-known entrepreneurs and shape their ideas.
So far these Y Combinator lectures were not open to the general public. However, this year Y Combinator has started a new lecture-based class at Stanford called “How to Start a Startup” and the video recording of these classes are available for everyone.
We have curated the first 6 lectures in one place for your convenience. We will keep updating this page as new lectures being released.
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Lecture 1 – How to Start a Startup
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 – Team and Execution
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 – Before the Startup
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 – Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing
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”.
Lecture 6 – Growth
Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook, covers Growth, in lecture 6 of How to Start a Startup.
Lecture 7 – How to Build Products Users Love
Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, discussed How to Build Products Users Love, in lecture 7 of How to Start a Startup.
Lecture 8 – How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don’t Scale, Press
Stanley Tang, Founder of Doordash, covers How to Get Started. Walker Williams, Founder of Teespring, covers Doing things that Don’t Scale.
Lecture 9 – How to Raise Money
Marc Andreessen, Founder of Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits, take Q&A on the topic of How to Raise Money, in lecture 9 of How to Start a Startup.