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If you haven't built your MVP yet, you are trying to figure out which features to put in, nobody is using it, or it has been taken longer to launch than you have expected, this article is just for you!

I’ll let Y Combinator’s partner and Twitch.tv co-founder Michael Siebel run you the basics to get you up with speed with launching your MVP, which stands, for those who don’t know, Minimum-Viable-Product. It is the first thing you need to build to get feedback from your early users and customers.

These are not just my ideas. This article is based…


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Y Combinator’s Startup school has often been referred to as the best startup school in the World; I can say it is no joke! This article is my fourth in the series, and now we are looking at how to Pitch Your Startup with Kevin Hale, an early Y Combinator partner and co-founder of Wufoo.

Recapping The Startup Hypothesis

If you have a startup idea, you are sure it is great, and you have been talking to customers, that’s awesome! However, a brief recap will not hurt us.

Kevin reiterates “I basically say a startup idea is a hypothesis for why your company is…


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I’m still on track to finish my Y Combinator startup school. This time YC Partner Eric Migicovsky teaches the course “How to Talk to Users”. It is in essence about generating business benefit by maintaining a direct link to your customers, knowing them inside-out and, thus, with this understanding making your offering even greater. This article summarises the course with the key points.

Eric kicks off:

“…at the core, the best companies are the ones where the founders themselves maintain a direct connection to their users.”

As I wrote in my previous article, on How to Come Up With Great…


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I have proceeded to my next module in Y Combinator’s startup school; this time YC Partner Kevin Hale is showing us how to evaluate startup ideas. Here are my thoughts, elaboration and the key points from the course.

To begin, I read some time ago that serial entrepreneurs typically carry a list of somewhat 100 startup ideas. I can easily relate to that; if your thing is thinking of ideas for new ventures and you really enjoy it, you will for sure end up with a massive list at some point.

Stemming from it it is vital to separate bad…


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I just finished Paul Graham’s course on generating startup ideas that are freely available in the Y Combinator’s startup school. Here are in my opinion the key points from the course with some of my comments. Hope you enjoy it! :)

But before we kick in, I want to express why I wrote this. Confession; I have an obsession coming up with new startup ideas. In the past, I would literally wake up during the middle of the night and obsessively think about new ideas without being able to sleep. So, I had to study and learn how to deal…


You are reading this because this article is part of your personal bubble, a part algorithm a part your behaviour driven sphere of all the content that you see. You thought that you freely choose to read this, but in fact a lot has already happened before the choice appeared to you.

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Based on what you see, hear, and read you imagine the World that is out there.

You see just your personal bubble, and you see only a part of the World. What you see is highly subjective.

Not only it is subjective but in this digital era there…

Henri Yoki

A double trade sale exiter, a triple MSc entrepreneur with a set goal to do a one more startup and then go full time professional meditation. www.henriyoki.com

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