Updated 09 May 2019 by Max
Everything We Know About How To Start A Startup, For Free, From Some Of The World Experts.
How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, initially given at Stanford in Fall 2014. Videos (under Creative Commons) are below, and you can also check out.
CS183B is a class we taught at Stanford. It’s a sort of one-class business course for people who want to start startups.
Videos of the lectures, associated reading materials, and assignments are all available here. There are 20 videos, some with a speaker or two and some with a small panel. It’s be 1,000 minutes of content if you watch it all.
We 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 think we were able to teach a surprising amount. We’ve 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.