Lecture 4 – Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing (Adora Cheung)

Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 3 – Before the Startup (Paul Graham)

Paul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk on Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas.

Class link is here.

Lecture 2 – Team and Execution (Sam Altman)

How to Start a Startup course’s 2nd lecture video is up!

Sam Altman finishes up “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution” by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.

Get your slide deck here.

Lecture 1 – How to Start a Startup (Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz)

Sam Altman and Dustin Moskovitz start off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam’s topic is “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution, Part I” and Dustin’s is “Why to Start a Startup”.

Annotated script: http://tech.genius.com/Sam-altman-how-to-start-a-startup-lecture-1-annotated

Eleven Compelling Startup Pitch Archetypes (with examples from YC companies) – The Art of Ass-Kicking

Good stuff.

Eleven Compelling Startup Pitch Archetypes (with examples from YC companies) – The Art of Ass-Kicking

How do I balance user satisfaction versus virality?

I found this article to be of great help when deciding which feature/narrative to develop for the next milestone. It’s good to think about which bucket your feature falls into regarding retention/product-market fit and/or user growth. Take a look at the value prop-viral matrix in the article.

How do I balance user satisfaction versus virality?

Nate Blecharczyk, CTO of Airbnb (Startup School 2013)

Great video for entrepreneurs. Nate Blecharczyk of airbnb at Startup School 2013.