Do you want to learn from the best? Check out this free start-up school in the US
US-based accelerator company Y Combinator has announced that it has opened registrations for its free online startup school.
“Startup School is completely free. All you need is a device connected to the internet. We believe all founders should have access to the best startup advice – no matter where in the world you are setting up your company”
If the name YC or Y Combinator isn’t familiar, the startup accelerator was founded in 2005 and regularly hosts hubs where it resides and invests in startups from around the world. Since its inception, Y Combinator has funded more than 3,000 startups, brought together a community of more than 7,000 founders, and its companies have a combined value of $600 billion.
“Twice a year we invest $500,000 per company in a large number of startups. We work intensively with companies for three months, to get them in the best shape possible and refine their offerings to investors. Each cycle culminates on Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to an audience Carefully selected and invite only”
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The organization announced that startups and founders can now apply to be part of its school operating from Monday 27 June to me Wednesday 10 August 2022.
In this program, founders who are new, old or still considering launching their ideas will get:
- Live chats and questions and answers over Zoom by YC Group Partners covers essential topics all founders should know, from getting and auditing startup ideas to planning your MVP to fundraising.
- Founder’s Live Stories from YC alumni, including founders of Repit, Pulley, and Boom (featuring a live demonstration of the Boom Supersonic jet hanger).
- Weekly video calls To meet other founders of the course.
- Co-founder matching and networking events for founders looking for a co-founder.
- Local in-person encounters He talks about YC alumni in 50 cities around the world. (Unfortunately Zimbabwe is not on the list of local matches)
The curriculum will consist of (but not exclusively) the following topics:
- How to get startup ideas (Hosted by Jared Friedman, YC Partner and Co-Founder of Scribd)
- How do you plan your MVP (By Michael Seibel, YC Partner and Co-Founder of Twitch)
- How to launch your company (over and over again) (By Kat Manalak, Head of Outreach at YC)
- How to get the first users (Hosted by Gustav Alströmer, YC Partner and former Head of Growth at Airbnb)
- How Startup Fundraising Works (By Brad Flora, YC Partner and Founder of Perfect Audience)
- How to Apply and Succeed at Y Combinator (By Dalton Caldwell, YC Partner and Head of Admissions)
If you are interested in being a part of Y Startup School, you can find the registration form with the link here.
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