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Startup School

Y Combinator via Independent

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Overview

We believe the barrier to entry for people to start a startup is still too high. We want to make it easier for people to start a company, regardless of who or where you are, so we're starting by sharing what we've learned, through Startup School.

Startup School is a free 10-week massively open online course (MOOC). 100 companies who complete the course will also receive $10K.

Got a startup? Sign up for Startup School.

For founders actively pursuing your own startup, we welcome you to participate in the course. You will have additional access to active founder-advisors who can help give you feedback on your company.

Taught by

Sam Altman

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4.8 Based on 5 reviews

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Dhawal S
5.0 3 months ago
by Dhawal completed this course and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I finished the first iteration of Startup School last year in mid-2017. The lectures were posted online and were available publically, but that wasn't the most important part of the program. Once you get accepted, you will be assigned a mentor who is a YC founder. Then these mentors will hold weekly (or maybe every two weeks) group sessions where you basically can ask them burning business questions and/or provide the progress you made. I found this helpful to focus myself.

You also get to hear your updates from group partners and that can be a great learning experience. The companies in the program were from different stages from barely an idea to well-established businesses.

Definitely would recommend anyone who is running a business to check out the program.

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Alexander G
5.0 2 years ago
by Alexander is taking this course right now.
YC provides access to some great deals from Clerky, Stripe Atlas, Microsoft and Google to all the Startup School companies. Our https://botmakers.net/ team is in group 20. It’s just the beginning of the course but it looks promising.
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Leonardo B
5.0 11 months ago
by Leonardo completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great start for founders who don't have a business background or are looking to get some insight about the startup ecosystem.
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George C
4.0 12 months ago
by George is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Just started but helpful so far. Maybe a little too much info and some modules overlap. Waiting for the 2018 version.
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Cj H
5.0 2 months ago
Cj is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
its a great class i think people should do this class that im doing it is the greatest thing ever
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