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Going Against the Flow: Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, where her team helps dealmakers research and qualify opportunities to do business with the worl...

Startup Insider: How This Y-Combinator Backed Startup Is Bringing Solar to Developing Countries

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

The Story of Zidisha: Dramatically Reducing Microloan Interest Rates

Julia Kurnia | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

We started Zidisha in 2009 as an alternative to microlending platforms like Kiva, which partner with local microfinance organizations ("field partners...

Here's the Latest Sign of a Tech Correction

Sam Colt | Posted 02.24.2016 | Technology
Sam Colt

If we're truly seeing a shift in how tech companies are grown, this is just the beginning.

Best Practices for Young Leaders: An Interview with Two Founders Under 25

Claire Topalian | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Claire Topalian

I had the opportunity to catch up with two young founders recently: Nadya Nguyen, founder and CEO of Hidrate Spark and Andrew Torba, founder and CEO of Automate Ads.

Why Accelerators Are the Best Way to Grow Your Startup

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Sunnie Groeneveld

What do Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit, Heroku, and Stripe all have in common? They all started at the world's best startup accelerator, Y Combinator. Founde...

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Young and Entrepreneurial: The WayUp Journey from College Project to Y Combinator and a $7.8M Series A Round

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.

A Female Founder at Y Combinator: My Experience

Julia Kurnia | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

When Fast Company published an article that described the challenges I faced caring for a toddler during Y Combinator's startup incubator program, hor...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How Merrill Lutsky Sold His Y Combinator Backed Startup Before Returning to Harvard

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

I was researching about student startup incubators when I came across Posmetrics Founder and CEO Merrill Lutsky while browsing through the list of student partners at Rough Draft Ventures, an investment fund that invests in student startups in the Boston area.

Growing a Tech Startup: Knowing When and How to Scale

Debbie Madden | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Debbie Madden

Starting a company is thrilling and terrifying all at once. I can only describe it as "energizing stress." I've started and helped start five companies in my career, each one having similarities to those before it.

Y Combinator's Altman Headlines Startup Voodoo 2015 Lineup

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Dr. Abraham Froman

The startups ecosystem in the Midwest continues to grow piece by piece, the latest evidence of which comes as Startup Voodoo - the innovation, startup...

An Afternoon With Sam Altman

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

When Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, delivered the keynote at this year's Cyperposium, an annual student-run conference on the business of technology, students were eager to follow up with questions and ideas.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Lessons Learned at Female Founders Conference

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.25.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.

Going Against the Flow: Andrew Levy, Co-Founder & CEO of Crittercism

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Andrew has been co-founder and CEO of Crittercism since 2011, where Andrew and his team provide the world's leading mobile application performance man...

Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Business

Minh Chau | Posted 01.03.2015 | Technology
Minh Chau

This past weekend was the 20th Cyberposium, an annual conference bringing together CEOs, CTOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to drive forward the discussion on the intersection of technology and media with business and society.

A Trip to the Happiest Place on Earth With HelloWorld (PHOTOS)

Ernestine Fu | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Ernestine Fu

Located in Florida, Disney World is the flagship of Disney's worldwide resort empire and has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. From Fantasmic to Hakuna Matata, the resort is filled with magic!

The 2490 Mile Cross-Country Road Trip with HelloWorld (PHOTOS)

Ernestine Fu | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Ernestine Fu

A cross-country road trip is on the bucket list of most Americans. While we have some incredible sights and landmarks across the country, half the fun of going on road trips these days is sharing the experience with friends and family!

What Does Y-Combinator and the White House Have in Common?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.21.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

By using an agile, continuous deployment tool like the lean startup, government leaders and social innovators can experiment with new ways to solve old problems scientifically.

Foundersuite: A Place for Entrepreneurs & Business-Builders That's Software

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

In a rare joint-column between "TechScape" and "BizScape," join us as we take a look at a business that satisfies both sectors in that it is a business that helps other start-ups AND a software technology which does that work for users.

Want A Strikingly New Web Site That You Develop Yourself?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Enter Strikingly. This online website development platform/app makes the excruciating headache of creating your new website easy and most importantly, fun.

Y Combinator: Get Your Pen and Pad Ready

Startup Weekend | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Director of Startup Weekend Education at UP Global. Sam Altman, soon-to-be President of the esteemed accelerator, Y Combi...

Hacking for Good

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

Everybody wants to create the next Facebook. Or Snapchat. Or Candy Crush. There's nothing wrong with that. But so many entrepreneurs idolize founders ...

Hot Sauce and Techies: A Love Story?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 12.08.2013 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Why approach sandaled-sweatshirted engineers first? Because they love hot sauce.