Startup School 2018

Y Combinator’s free online course for startups

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Startup School 2018 - from Y Combinator is a free online course for startups.

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Hi everyone, Startup School course is back! Startup School is a free, 10-week, online course. It’s designed for any startup founder who would like to get help through the earliest, most difficult challenges of starting a company. The course will begin on August 27, 2018 and applications are now open at StartupSchool.org. For the first time ever we are going to give $10,000 in equity-free funding to 100 of the most promising companies that join and complete the course. You can check the full announcement here: https://blog.ycombinator.com/ann... Any feedback is appreciated! Thank you
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@ramonrecuero Ooh, the website has been completely redone since yesterday! I was signed up for the mailing list for when registrations opened, but never got a notification. I guess PH is a better source of info!
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@ramonrecuero applied and finally Im working on something thats full time and generating revenue! Looking forward to it! Will the course have the same lessons as previously? How will the program actually work?
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Thanks @bentossell. The course will have completely new lessons. You can also head to the content library to check past material.
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@ramonrecuero oh great, have seen the past material so was just checking! :)
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@vivan Yep, we completely redesigned the site ;) We just published it today Notifications will kick in once we near the application deadlines
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We were in the first batch. The weekly syncs were great because we could ask a bunch of questions and get feedback. They also kept us accountable to driving out metrics week/week. We also keep in touch with our mentor, a year later. A few teams, including ours, got to participate in live office hours with Sam Altman. It was a great opportunity to practice speaking and get some exposure. We wrote about our experience here: https://canny.io/blog/what-youll....

Pros:

We met several other cool founders and had a great mentor. The advice is super valuable.

Cons:

20+ teams to 1 mentor is a bit much.

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You'll be surprised with what you can accomplish in 10 weeks. I wrote about my experience in last year's Startup School here: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/startup-school#comment-484477

Pros:

The mentors (mostly YC alum) and small group sessions with other founders are so valuable.

Cons:

None

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Wow! Can we do it again? (serious question) I wrote a blog post about our experience from last year's Startup School. Might be worth a read if you're considering it! https://canny.io/blog/what-youll...
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@a13n Hi Andrew! Yes, of course you can! You'll just need to fill out the form again :)
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@a13n @svkpham Seriously, we can do it again?
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@a13n good writeup. Completely agree that 1 mentor to 20 startups is not ideal.