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Free E-Business Course Lecture Videos#5&6 is on Now! Want to start a startup? Be Your Own Boss

Lecture 6 is ready for your viewing! Alex refers to a number of the readings which are available at the bottom of the lecture page.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Lecture 5 by Peter Thiel is ready for your consumption!

Peter was generous to offer some signed copies of Zero to One to students following along with this class (along with releasing chapters 3-5 as a reading for this lecture).

The top 2 submissions for each of project 0 and project 1 on Reddit based on submission score (upvotes – downvotes), by next Tuesday October 14th at 9:00 AMPacific Time will receive Zero to One, signed by Peter Thiel!

Additionally, Project 2 has been posted to the website. Submission for that will be on Reddit as well.


If you have missed on Lecture 4 here is the link to

Lecture 4: Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing


You can also catch up on Lecture 3 right here….

 Lecture 3, Project 1, Project Submission Details

Paul Graham just delivered an awesome lecture on Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas.

Project 1 has been posted to the course webpage. We have set up a subreddit for project submission. You can start submitting project 0 (and even project 1), and you are encouraged to give feedback to other students. Please read the rules on the subreddit before submitting!

For your convenience, I have consolidated all resources/links related to the class in one place:


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Young Africans here is your Chance-Tips4The Application- the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Your opportunity to participate in a life-changing fellowship is coming soon!  I’m happy to announce that the application for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, will be available on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014.

Check out the fellowship details and application instructions on yali.state.gov.
Get Application Details
With just over four weeks to prepare, start putting your application together now! The closing date is Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.

Here are 6 tips on getting started:

  1. Check the eligibility requirements and make sure you meet the qualifications.

  2. Study the criteria for selection. Think through how to best present your experience and qualifications in those areas.

  3. Review all the requirements for the application, and make a list of what you need and update your personal materials.

  4. Update your resume and have a teacher or a professional associate review it.

  5. Ask for letters of recommendation from your supervisor or university professor.

  6. Read the stories from the 2014 fellows and learn how they prepared for the application. You can see them at yali.state.gov.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is just one part of the Young African Leaders Initiative. Aside from applying to the program, make sure you stay engaged with the YALI Network on Facebook and Twitter to learn about other opportunities to develop leadership skills and connect with other young leaders.

Start preparing your application materials and good luck!

Video#2 is up on Free E-Business Course/Want to start a startup?

Empowering Women and Youth Worldwide with Education and Life transformation programs, resulting in industrialists’ generation. Empowering communities economically at ViWiDA-USA. Follow us on Facebook for great stuff especially Cultures Exposure Weekend!

AND NOW YOUR FREE CLASS IS ON! brought to you by Y Combinator from Stanford University


Sam wrapped up the four topics today, covering Team and Execution. The video is up on the lecture 2 coursepage.     

Links and more FAQs:

  • You can also access the videos on startupclass.co, where there are separate discussion threads for each video and reading (scroll down to Curriculum). Tuesday’s discussion thread is here, and today’s is here.
  • For those who have trouble accessing the Youtube videos, videos will also be available on Stanford’s iTunes U, and the Stanford Youtube channel (which is more accessible). Videos will be up on those channelswith subtitles, at a 2-3 day delay.
  • Translations will be added to the Youtube video directly, also at a 2-3 day delay. If you want to help add subtitles in a language of your choice,volunteer on Dotsub.
  • Presenter’s slides will be available on each coursepage.
  • A list of all readings (including readings for upcoming Tuesday’s lecture) is on our website as well.
  • The form for submitting Q&A for Lectures 3 and 4 is still open (and all Q&A will go through the same form, which will update over time).


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Thanks for signing up for Sam Altman’s How to Start a Startup class! Stay tuned for information regarding lecture videos as well as assignments and other community engagement.

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4YALI-Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies

What role can governments and philanthropic organizations play in supporting entrepreneurship? Join our next #YALICHAT with Professor Michael Goldberg to find out!Starting on Tuesday afternoon, September 9, Professor Goldberg will be taking your questions and ideas for starting a new business, as well as tips for finding support within your communities when private funding is limited.

Here are the details:

WHAT:  #YALICHAT: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies
WHEN: Tuesday, September 9th – Thursday, September 11th

You can join the conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/YALINetwork) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/search/YALICHAT)

Professor Goldberg is an Assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University and has spent his entire career structuring and implementing global business operations. He has worked in South Africa and lectured on entrepreneurship for the Fulbright Program around the world.

Interested in learning more before asking your questions? Read Professor Goldberg’s blog post to learn about his experiences working with entrepreneurs and his free online course “Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies.”

Read more here: