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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 05.11.2015 | 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, startu...

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.

Top 5 Lessons From Startup School

Lili Balfour | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

As an entrepreneur building a company, you should always be focused on learning from those who came before you. Entrepreneurs need to be persistent, humble, and focused.

Wharton's Popular 'Success Course' Boosts Happiness

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Those who made it into middle and old age as "happy" and "healthy" shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Rich Startup Founders Probably Shouldn't Make Fun Of Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Technology

Confirming nearly every negative stereotype about the tech community, the founder of payment startup Celery penned a satirical post bashing his new to...

This Charity Just Revolutionized The Future Of Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

A health care crowdfunding platform just helped revolutionize the way that nonprofits are funded. Watsi, a prominent nonprofit that funds medical c...

Eat Your Way Across The U.S., Without Leaving Home

Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste

Like you need another excuse to throw a regional foods party.

How One Startup Weekend Team Launched Slowly, Grew Customers and Became a Successful Business

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

Launching a business is easy. But launching and committing to grow a business is also terrifying.

The Startup-Generating Secrets Of Y Combinator

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? Twice a year, close to 200 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs, most in their 20s, converge on Mountain View, in Si...

Songkick Co-Founder Busts Your Anxieties

Women 2.0 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

Founding companies is second only to, perhaps, sky diving when it comes to terror, which is why Michelle You, co-founder of Songkick, offers advice to those starting up that's also remarkably applicable to those jumping out of airplanes -- close your eyes and leap.