Startup School


Join Us for Startup School Presentation Day!

Startup School culminates in Presentation Day. On Presentation Day, founders will share videos that introduce their product and share the progress they’ve made during Startup School. Videos will be available at startupschool.org/presentations starting on Friday, June 16th at 8:00AM PDT.

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How to Raise Money, and How to Succeed Long-Term – Jess Lee, Aaron Harris, & Ali Rowghani

Jess Lee (Partner at Sequoia Capital) and Aaron Harris (Partner at YC) discuss raising money as an early stage company, and how to think about the fundraising process. Ali Rowghani (CEO of YC Continuity, previously CFO, COO @ Twitter, CFO @ Pixar) shares his thoughts on how to be a great leader and succeed long-term.

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Live Office Hours with Kevin Hale and Dalton Caldwell

Kevin Hale, Partner at Y Combinator, and Dalton Caldwell, Director of Admissions and Partner at Y Combinator, join us today to hold office hours with three startups: HubHaus, Lambda Intelligence, and Commaful.

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How to Build and Manage Teams – Vinod Khosla & Anu Hariharan

Anu Hariharan, Partner at YC Continuity, sits down with Vinod Khosla, Founder of Khosla Ventures and previously the founding CEO and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, to talk about belief systems around hiring, and how to manage your company’s growth internally.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Early Stage Startups

Kat Manalac, Partner and Director of Outreach at YC, hosts a panel with Makinde Adeagbo (dev/color), Cat Perez (HealthSherpa), Jennifer Kim (Lever), Ashu Desai (Make School), Mitchell Lee (Penny) and Cristina Cordova (Stripe) to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce for early stage companies.

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How to Think About PR – Sharon Pope

Sharon Pope, Head of Programs and Marketing at YC Continuity, walks through how to think about PR and the best practices for working with the press. Featuring Q&A with veteran journalist, Steven Levy, editor of Backchannel and alum of WIRED and Newsweek.

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How to Find Product Market Fit – Peter Reinhardt

Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO of Segment, shares his story on building different products and eventually finding product market fit.

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