Y Combinator Icon

Y Combinator

Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups.
blog.ycombinator.com • 3 Stories
All Sources

Harj Taggar Y Combinator

How to hire your first engineer

How do you convince an engineer to join your start up? Harj Taggar shares this advice on the Y Combinator blog: This post is advice for early stage startup founders who are hiring their first engineer. Hiring your first engineer at a startup is incredibly hard. As a founder you’re already stretched dangerously thin on time. There are bugs to fix, customers to close and any number of urgent existential fires that demand your full attention. You know you should be spending more time on hiring but it’s a battle to find it. This is an exhaustive post going through all the details. If you’re a startup founder or among the first engineers to join a startup, you should check this post out or recommend it to your founder.

read more...

Y Combinator Icon Y Combinator

Startup school 2018

Is this really a chance to get $10,000 in equity-free funding just for completing a free online course? Seems there’s also $50,000 in credits to a variety of other services too. 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.

read more...

Cadran Cowansage Y Combinator

Leap – an online community for women

If you’ve seen how women are treated on Twitter or elsewhere (which I’m sure you have), you can see why projects like this are needed. I started building Leap because I didn’t have a place on the internet where I felt comfortable talking openly. I’ve found that some conversations online escalate to shouting matches quickly and many people opt out, especially women. I wondered what would happen if I created a community where the core culture was set by women, and the software and product decisions were also made by women. I couldn’t think of a social network defined that way, but I wanted to be part of one.

read more...
0:00 / 0:00