December 2nd will be the last week of classes for “How to Start a Startup”! If you have missed these classes then don’t despair, we have them right here you can just click on a video and get engaged.
“How to Start a Startup”, CS183B is a class taught at Stanford. It’s designed to be a sort of one-class business course for people who want to start startups. These classes were offered on line and free of charge to participants.
Videos of the lectures, associated reading materials, and assignments were made available. There were 20 videos, some with a speaker or two and some with a small panel; a 1,000 minutes of content if you watch it all.
These classes covered how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.
These classes were brought to you by Y Combinator and they are doing this because they believe helping a lot of people be better at starting companies will be good for everyone. It will hopefully be valuable even for people who don’t want to start startups.
Talks like these have really helped Y Combinator founders create their companies, and Sam is hoping you find it helpful too!
There’s a lot that goes behind the scenes in running a startup. Getting the legal, finance (equity allocation, vesting), accounting, and other overhead right will save you a lot of pain in the long run. Kirsty Nathoo, CFO at Y Combinator, and Carolynn Levy, General Counsel at Y Combinator, cover these very important topics, in Lecture 18 of How to Start a Startup.
Hosain Rahman, founder and CEO of Jawbone, discusses the design process for building hardware products users love. Lecture 17!