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YCombinator Founder: "Starting a Startup is Painful"

Turnstyle | Posted 04.26.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By Nishat Kurwa (@nishatjaan) The founder of YCombinator is very, very happy that he'll no longer be running that startup incubator. That was a rec...

R is for Resourcefulness

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Resourcefulness in simple terms would be to get the required things done by creatively optimizing the resources that you already have. In his insig...

How Facebook, Twitter and Other Startups Got Big

Ryan Holiday | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ryan Holiday

Self-imposed discipline with a bent towards results rather than "creative" and sustainability spending is unfortunately not the norm in the marketing industry. But it is increasingly the practice of these tech companies.

Competing in the Venture Capital Industry

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

There's an unequal distribution of power in the venture capital industry: The best firms get the best deals and the best deals provide disproportionat...

Connecting People Is The Future Of Social Change

Grace Garey | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Grace Garey

This post is part of our Millennial Impact spring series "Getting Fresh." These blogs highlight our young, innovative contributors who have new ideas ...

Arts Versus Sciences: A Dispatch From the Font Lines

John Pavley | Posted 05.02.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

The separation between arts and sciences is one of those areas where contemporary thinking has fallen behind our medieval, Roman, and Greek cultural ancestors. It's an illusion with huge unfortunate consequences.

Couch Surfing Is Awesome Unless You're Someone's Legal Guardian

Kirsten Bischoff | Posted 03.09.2013 | Small Business
Kirsten Bischoff

My start-up has seen any great number of successes this year. We can boast a solid signup rate, and have made exciting plans for moving forward. But, in order to do that I have leveraged every means at my disposal. Some paid off and some have felt as though I have bargained with the Devil and lost.

Facebook's IPO May Harm Young Tech Startups, Expert Says

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

Silicon Valley startup guru Paul Graham has issued a warning to entrepreneurs on the hunt for venture capital in the wake of Facebook's tumultuous pub...

Alex Wagner

The Harvard Of Silicon Valley?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

Last week, 60 companies began a three month startup boot camp at Silicon Valley's Y Combinator. If all goes well, they should be worth millions by the...

29 Things I Think I Learned At TechCrunch Disrupt

OPEN Forum | Jason Del Rey | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, I checked out TechCrunch Disrupt, a startup conference hosted by Michael Arrington's popular blog TechCrunch. The day's events included Ch...

Silicon Valley: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

What's been occurring for the last 50 years within Silicon Valley's tight cluster of suburban towns is nothing short of an "entrepreneurial explosion" on par with classic Athens, renaissance Florence or 1920's Paris.

Thoughts on the Various Types of Entrepreneurial Mentorship

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Lerner

This is part of my ongoing Series on Mentorship. I've been doing a lot of thinking about mentorship and mentorship programs of late. In that I pro...

The Idea For My Startup Came At A Music Festival

Amanda Peyton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amanda Peyton

The idea for MessageParty, like most startups, came from a combination of personal frustration and curiosity. I was at a large music festival and ...

Y Combinator's Paul Graham Wants To Mass Produce Start-ups

Inc. Article | By: Max Chafkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Graham's company, Y Combinator, is a hybrid venture capital fund and business school that invests in, advises, and, literally, feeds 40 or so ear...