We've contextually curated the YouTube playlist of Startup School 2016 hosted by Y Combinator.
More about YC Startup School @ http://www.startupschool.org/
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During YC startups have weekly office hours with their group partners. As a part of Startup School we invited attendees to volunteer for office hours on stage. Kevin and Qasar chose three marketplace companies for this round of office hours.
Traveling Spoon - https://www.travelingspoon.com/
Steph Lawrence and Aashi Vel
Traveling Spoon is a food and travel marketplace.
HumanSurge - http://www.humansurge.org/en
HumanSurge is a global emergency roster for humanitarian responders.
Powr of You - https://www.powrofyou.com
Powr of You is a personal data marketplace.
During Startup School two companies went on stage to pitch Paul Buchheit. Sam Altman followed each founder and repitched their startup to Paul.
The two startups were:
Shipamax [https://www.shipamax.com/] - Jenna Brown
Shipamax helps companies hire ships.
MyPurpleFolder [http://www.mypurplefolder.com/] - Kelli Thomas-Drake
MyPurpleFolder helps patients and caregivers keep track of their medical records.
We pulled together eleven of the most frequently asked questions from Startup School attendees and had YC partners answer them on stage.
Here are the questions:
1. If you know you want to eventually start a startup, when should you do it? Should you wait to become a domain expert or start now? 0:50
2. What’s a good process for discovering and vetting new ideas that might be worth building? 1:48
3. How do you choose between an idea you love but might be tough to monetize and an idea that has great revenue potential? 3:19
4. YC generally recommends having a cofounder. Ooshma Garg of Gobble didn’t have a cofounder. What convinced you about her application? 3:42
5. What are tools or services you’d recommend for founders that are just starting? 6:20
6. What kinds of things do new founders waste time on? 7:37
7. Is it more important to move fast or perfect your product? 9:46
8. For a startup that’s recently launched, what would you consider a good growth rate? 12:40
9. What do you look for when you’re reading a YC application? What do you look for when you’re interviewing companies? 13:44
10. Is there an optimal time in the lifecycle of a company to apply for YC? 18:48
11. Is there anything you wish you’d known when you first started? 20:56