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How To Start a Startup – CS183B Class at Stanford

Posted by Marcus Zillman

How To Start a Startup – CS183B Class at Stanford

Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts. CS183B is a class that Sam Altman, President Y Combinator is teaching at Stanford. It’s designed to be a sort of one-class business course for people who want to start startups. Videos of the lectures, associated reading materials, and assignments will all be available here. There will be 20 videos, some with a speaker or two and some with a small panel. It’ll be 1,000 minutes of content if you watch it all. They will cover how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more. You can’t teach everything necessary to succeed in starting a company, but I suspect we can teach a surprising amount. They have tried to take some of the best speakers from the past 9 years of Y Combinator dinners and arrange them in a way that will hopefully make sense. They are doing this because they believe helping a lot of people willbe better at starting companies and will be good for everyone. It will hopefully be valuable even for people who don’t want to start startups. All lecture videos will be uploaded to this site – after the in-person lectures every Tuesday and Thursday. Hundreds of universities are organizing groups to watch the videos together, as well as peer evaluate the projects. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Start Up Resources for the Entrepreneur white paper.

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