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Top Highlights from Y Combinator Startup School 2013

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ycombinator
ycombinatorY Combinator (@ycombinator)
Videos from @startupschool 2013 are now online: blog.ycombinator.com/vide...

paulg
paulgPaul Graham (@paulg)

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TNW
TNWTNW
BusinessEconomics, Startup, Watsi, Crowdsourcing

Watsi founder Chase Adam graced the stage at Y Combinator’s Startup School today to speak about his non-profit startup’s 999 days. Two years ago, Adam says that he was on a bus traveling through a tropical country as part of the Peace Corp. He returned to San Francisco thinking that he had a...

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waynesutton
waynesuttonWayne Sutton (@waynesutton)
BusinessEconomics, Notes

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lilibalfour
lilibalfourLili (@lilibalfour)
Top 5 Lessons From Startup School huff.to/1cUinMJ @cdixon @nathanblec chaseadam17 jack + Diane Greene #startupschool

TechCrunch
TechCrunchTechCrunch
BusinessEconomics, Evernote, PhilLibin

While Evernote now has north of 75 million users and a valuation that’s reportedly more than $1 billion, the company faced many close calls. In fact, it had just three weeks of cash left during the 2008 financial crisis when an investor bailed at the last minute, said CEO Phil Libin today at...

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gkoberger
gkobergerGregory Koberger (@gkoberger)

and 4 more
CNET
CNETCNET

At the annual Y Combinator startup school event, the Facebook CEO revealed that a tradition from the early days of his social network persists to this day, within the bounds of the law...

and 2 more
cdixon
cdixonchris dixon (@cdixon)

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CNET
CNETCNET

At Y Combinator, Balaji Srinivasan, a Stanford lecturer and co-founder of genetics startup Counsyl, lays out his proposal for creating opt-in societies where government can't meddle...

and 7 more
TNW
TNWTNW
BusinessEconomics, RonConway

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur and make it big? Legendary angel investor Ron Conway shed some light on this issue during a quick fireside chat at Y Combinator’s Startup School event. Conway spoke about his experience with notable companies like Twitter, Google, Pinterest...

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Scobleizer
ScobleizerRobert Scoble (@Scobleizer)

Mashable
MashableMashable
BusinessEconomics, Twitter, JackDorsey

As the co-founder of Twitter and Square, two of the most high profile tech companies in Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey can claim at least some sage wisdom in the way of building successful companies See also: 10 Creative Solutions for a More Productive Workspace That’s why a recent meeting in...

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JRussellLewis
JRussellLewisJ. Russell Lewis (@JRussellLewis)

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ec
ecEmanuele Cesena (@ec)

and 1 more
TechCrunch
TechCrunchTechCrunch
BusinessEconomics, Optimizely

Dan Siroker, the co-founder and CEO of Optimizely, a Y Combinator-backed company that helps businesses A/B test their webpages, says he’s got a trick for testing prospective investors. He runs them through mock board meetings, he told founders and hackers at Y Combinator’s Startup...

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dorkitude
dorkitudeKyle Wild (@dorkitude)
BusinessEconomics, Dixon

and 2 more
sean_a_rose
sean_a_rosesean rose (@sean_a_rose)
BusinessEconomics, Startupschool

and 1 more
TechCrunch
TechCrunchTechCrunch
BusinessEconomics, Airbnb

Airbnb continues to grow at an amazing pace, and now has served a total of 9 million guests in the five years since being founded. At Y Combinator’s annual Startup School event today, Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk demonstrated what hockey stick-like growth looks like after...

and 15 more
sanketsaurav
sanketsauravSanket Saurav (@sanketsaurav)
BusinessEconomics, Startupschool

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