Sunday, 28 September 2014

Thank You




This is to all The Masters, The Supporters, The Challengers and Friends who continue to inspire me with their Vision,  Actions, Writings, Music, and some with just their Presence...





Inquire Within







Go Fund Yourself - Startup Funding Secrets





South Park recently chronicled the adventures of starting up, and they did a great job of highlighting their strategy with this simple 4 point plan:

  1. Start Up
  2. Cash In
  3. Sell Out
  4. Bro Down
If you've not watched the episode and are a South Park fan watch it here, If you don't know South Park and are prone to being offended, you shouldn't.




Thursday, 25 September 2014

Startup training with Sam Altman of Y-Combinator at Stanford

Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts.





Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, will be teaching a class at Stanford this fall on How to Start a Startup. Along with guest lecturers like Marissa Mayer, Peter Thiel, and Ben Horowitz, he will be covering the fundamentals: how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.

At Get Started I will be organizing sessions in October in London to watch the lecture videos. We’ll brainstorm ideas, bounce them off each other, and refine them over the course of the semester.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Videos of the lectures, associated reading materials, and assignments will all be available here
There will be 20 videos, some with a speaker or two and some with a small panel. It’ll be 1,000 minutes of content if you watch it all.

Topics Include:
Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing
Business Strategy and Monopoly Theory
Growth
How to Build Products Users Love, Part I
How to Raise Money
Company Culture and Building a Team, Part I
Company Culture and Building a Team, Part II
Sales and Marketing
How to Operate
How to Manage
How to Build Products Users Love, Part II
Mechanics--Legal, Finance, HR, etc.
Later-Stage Advice

Y-Combinator have tried to take some of the best speakers from the past 9 years of Y Combinator dinners and arrange them in a way that will hopefully make sense.
They believe helping a lot of people be better at starting companies will be good for everyone. It will hopefully be valuable even for people who don’t want to start startups.
Talks like these have really helped Y Combinator founders create their companies. We hope you find it helpful too!
-Shahzad

Don't Be Afraid


Hoda Kotb teamed up with Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles, who mashed up their hits 'True Colors' and 'Brave' to create a song to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. The music video for “Truly Brave” features young cancer patients from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


 

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Let's fight ALS!





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