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Y Combinator is a startup accelerator that invests in a large number of startups twice a year.

Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups.

Twice a year they invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups.

The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which they work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.

But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. They and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.

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Y Combinator 创始人、硅谷创业教父 Paul Graham 谈到了在硅谷(其实在中国也一样)普遍流行的投资者与创业者之间的“口头交易”(Handshake Deal)存在的问题,并在YC中提出了一个新的协议,希望以此来规范这类交易。

In rules, Jun 28, 2015

How To Start A Startup (YC Stanford Course: CS183B)

Stanford 一直被看成是培养创业者、企业家的大学,而这一次,通过和YC的合作,他们将真正开始教授学生如何开始创业(How to Start a Startup)。YC 总裁 Sam Altman 联合斯坦福大学一起,开设了这门叫做CS183B的课,目的是教给所有想创业的人该如何创业,课程内容非常基础,共有 20 讲。

In tutorial, Apr 29, 2015