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Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit – Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers

Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples.

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The Technical Challenges of Measuring Gravitational Waves – Rana Adhikari of LIGO

Rana Adhikari is a Professor of Physics at Caltech and a member of the LIGO team, who were the first to measure gravitational waves.

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The Challenges a Repeat Founder Faces

Tikhon Bernstam cofounded Scribd (YC S06) and Parse (YC S11). He stopped by to share his experience starting a second startup, deciding to do YC a second time, and investing in several YC startups after Parse.

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Hosain Rahman on the “Defibrillator Experiences” of Jawbone

Hosain Rahman is the CEO and Founder of Jawbone. Jessica Livingston interviewed him during our 2014 Startup School and Hosain shared the “defibrillator experiences” from Jawbone’s early days.

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Spotting Ecommerce Trends in Shipping Data – Laura Behrens Wu

Laura Behrens Wu is the CEO and cofounder of Shippo. Shippo powers shipping for platforms, marketplaces, and ecommerce. Discussed: leaving an MBA program to start a startup, going into a new industry, and shipping alligators.

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Artist Lauren McCarthy Will Be Your Home’s Brain

Lauren McCarthy is an artist and assistant professor at UCLA. Her latest project LAUREN, is a human intelligent smart home. Lauren will visit your home, deploy a series of smart devices, and watch over you remotely 24/7. Learn more at https://get-lauren.com/

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The CEO Who Pays Employees to De-Locate From the Bay

Wade Foster is the CEO of Zapier (YC S12). This year Zapier announced their De-Location Package, which is a $10,000 offer for new Bay Area employees and their families to relocate to a home outside the Bay Area. Also discussed: Lessons learned while building a remote team and Wade’s racquetball tips.

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