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How to Start a Startup?

If you’re trying to start a new startup, you’ve come to realize that there’s a tsunami of information out there. Unfortunately, most of it is quite bad advice. So during these times, where do I suggest you look for solid startup advice?

Y combinator (YC) is like the Harvard of startups. I had the good fortune of working for a YC incubated bitcoin company called Buttercoin. YC is based in Silicon Valley and has given rise to massive companies such as AirBnb and DropBox. Sam Altman and crew have decided to make all of their secrets public:

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As background reading, you may wish to check out this all time classic blog written by Paul Graham:

“The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It's to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself. The very best startup ideas tend to have three things in common: they're something the founders themselves want, that they themselves can build, and that few others realize are worth doing. Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook all began this way. Why is it so important to work on a problem you have? Among other things, it ensures the problem really exists. It sounds obvious to say you should only work on problems that exist. And yet by far the most common mistake startups make is to solve problems no one has.”

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