Lyubomir Hristev
Lyubomir Hristev@lubo · Customer Success Manager @ Gtmhub

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@lubo Hi, Lubomir! Just wondering if SUS18 met your expectations? I have mixed feelings about that, so interested to hear another participants.
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@nealbeat, hi! Overall, I think that having the opportunity to interact with an experienced YC alum (which was our group moderator) was great. In addition, the weekly AMA sessions were also very insightful as it helps me gain extra perspective on how other professionals are thinking on certain topics. Although, I have to say that, I posted 2 forum AMA threads and they were never answered by the panelists which was quite disappointing to me. I wrote a more thorough review here: https://www.class-central.com/co... . In general, I'd say that I loved the experience validating our hypotheses with our moderator and many other course participants. On the other hand, when it comes to logistics, communication, and organization, I definitely believe that YC staff suck hard! They themselves said that could have communicated better. And what's even more, they themselves stated that they're understaffed. Holly Christ!... That's an embarrassment. The most underrated and at the same time disrespectful thing they did during the course was changing the grant criteria without mentioning why. Also, I've got the reason that they've got a very specific and narrow focus on SaaS/enterprise solutions because they found a "secret recipe" for success and ignore other cool and potential ideas/projects. So, yeah... that's it in a nutshell. I definitely stay behind my words and I'm proud that my team was so dedicated and devoted to this initiative. Time to move on on our plan now. What's your opinion about it?
@lubo Thank for your answer 😉 As I said, mixed feelings. It's a good experience because I met a lot of people making different products and solving different problems. But our group did not have advisors from YC. And if the everyone in the group is at the same stage as you are, you just can't get high-level expertise. I understand that it's impossible to dedicate moderator for every group, but after 4 weeks only 4 (of 15!) active companies left in our group. We agreed to merge, but nothing happened. My impression is that they just ignored all groups without YC advisor. That's not good. They decided to take all 15 000 companies, but only 4000-5000 left. Is it impossible to take a look at companies who got through all the way without YC advisor and at least conduct some Q&A sessions for them? I think every experience is good. I liked some videos, I found out about new products. SUS made me think about things I did not think before. But ignorance and changing rules in the middle of a game always look frustrating.
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@nealbeat, I know what you mean and I do quite understand you. Moreover, I strongly agree with you. I send them my feedback and believe me it was not a pretty reading but it was 100% objective based on the experience that I had. It's embarrassing when you see how people talk about leadership and proper communication and organization and such but at the same time they themselves cannot deliver on them... Anyways, let's focus on the good things and forget about the bad ones.
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@lubo Yeah, that's right :) Every experience teaches us anyway.
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@nealbeat, exactly! By the way, we documented ours in here: http://bergerneurorobotics.com/b... . You can review it freely and provide any critical feedback if you want.
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