Y-Combinator launches Startup School MOOC


tree_white-fd2b43a5fe542d662d7ceea9a9a2a3def99e00f8f3bd32bf27634298b383cb92Y-Combinator, the massively successful accelerator that has invested in over 1,500 companies including unicorns like DropBox and AirBnB, has now launched a MOOC, (Massive Open Online Course) known as Startup School.

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). The course will begin on April 5th, 2017. Lectures will be posted here weekly.

Registration will close by March 27th, 2017 Pacific Time. So better sign up now!

There a helpful FAQ that tells you all you need to know, for example:

How many hours should I expect to put into this?

For Startup Founder Track (people who’ve already started working on a startup):

There is a minimum commitment of 3 hours a week: one hour of lecture, one hour of class office hours and one hour of group office hours. How much additional time you decide to work on your company and engage with your advisor and the community is entirely up to you.

For spectators:

Just two hours per week (lectures and class office hours).

I’ve signed up myself, as I’d like to turn my part time mentoring into a startup. I’ve watched several of the Y-Combinator videos on YouTube and have learned a great deal from the interviews with famous founders and investors, like Mark Zuckerberg , Drew Henson, and Mark Andreessen.  I’ve never signed up for a MOOC before, but the idea has fascinated me for some time. So as I’ve discovered I’m not getting any younger, the time to try one out is now!

Author: Mentorphile

Mentor, coach, and advisor to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. General manager with significant experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Focus on media and information. On founding team of four venture-backed companies. Currently Chairman of Popsleuth, Inc., maker of the Endorfyn app for keeping fans updated on new stuff from their favorite artists.

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