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Office Hours with Sam Altman

Sam Altman and Craig Cannon go through questions submitted on Hacker News. Discussed: How do you expand your network? How can a student with no technical background go start a startup? As a B2B company how do you get sales outside of your network?

YC W17 Launch: Simple Habit, Spotify for Mindfulness

Simple Habit is a curated library of the best 5 minute meditations from the world’s leading teachers. They’ll be on Hacker News today to talk about what they’re building.

Submit Questions for Office Hours with YC

When we announced that we’d be restarting the podcast, many HN users requested Office Hours as a recurring segment. We’re kicking that off next week on YouTube. If you have a question, please post a few sentences of context and the question on Hacker News.

Request for Startups: Water

We’re close to a tipping point where technology will let us make clean water extremely abundant and cheap. We’d love to help founders working on this problem get there faster. We’re reviewing applications on a rolling basis so you can apply any time.

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Q&A with YC Partners at Startup School

We pulled together eleven of the most frequently asked questions from Startup School attendees and had YC partners answer them on stage. Questions include: What kinds of things do new founders waste time on? Is there anything you wish you’d known when you first started?

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Pitch Practice with Paul Buchheit and Sam Altman at Startup School

During Startup School two companies went on stage to pitch Paul Buchheit. Sam Altman followed each founder and repitched the startup to Paul. The two startups were Shipamax pitched by Jenna Brown and MyPurpleFolder pitched by Kelli Thomas-Drake.

YC’s Winter Reading List

Our 2016 winter reading list. Featuring: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Strangers in Their Own Land, The Rent Is Too Damn High, City of Gold, Don Quixote, Titan, Grit, Pandaemonium and others.

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