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Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"
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Alexis Ohanian at MIT Startup Bootcamp 2010 - "East Side Story"

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Adding some color to the East Side vs West Side discussions about starting a web startup, I'm most interested in getting more people thinking about, starting, or joining startups. Our country needs …

Adding some color to the East Side vs West Side discussions about starting a web startup, I'm most interested in getting more people thinking about, starting, or joining startups. Our country needs it.

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  • Ok ok, I’m not here to shamelessly plug Y Combinator
  • Ok ok, I’m not here to shamelessly plug Y Combinator
  • Why biggie?
  • Well, the east side west side rivalry is nothing new
  • And it’s not what you may think it is
  • While sand hill is apparently still the place to go…I’ve never been there so don’t take my advice
  • i just assume it looks like this
  • That said, there is still only one silicon valley
  • – you just don’t have to all be there.
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • Just start. Once you’ve got a prototype, something with traction, then you can worry about where you’re moving (or if you have to)
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • It was coffee, actually
  • The plan was pretty simple, order food from your phone. Pick it up when you get there.
  • The plan was pretty simple, order food from your phone. Pick it up when you get there.
  • The plan was pretty simple, order food from your phone. Pick it up when you get there.
  • The plan was pretty simple, order food from your phone. Pick it up when you get there.
  • Paul pierce demonstrates the classic pivot
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • Real angels, you know, who are useful
  • Like dharmesh and chris
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • The best angels are startup founders who don’t want to settle into retirement
  • They’re not this guy. They serve their startups
  • Like a nerdy firefighter, startup yoda.
  • Like a nerdy firefighter, startup yoda.
  • Like a nerdy firefighter, startup yoda.
  • Because if you’re not a rockstar VC
  • Because if you’re not a rockstar VC
  • Angels are going to drink their milkshake
  • Angels are going to drink their milkshake
  • Get kids off the street
  • Get kids off the street
  • Get kids off the street
  • How many of you are interested in starting or joining a startup?
  • Get kids off the street
  • Good news! Well wait… time for a poll…
  • How many of you are hackers?
  • You have the power, and can learn a lot of the business side- no MBA required
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • If you can shelter yourselves
  • And feed yourselves
  • The price of hosting falls every day. All it takes is a creditcard to get enough setup to get a site online and seeing enough early traction for an angel round
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • I got lucky bcsteve lived across the hall from me.
  • Seek outthese communities online
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • sure, it’s an end goal, but $$ alone isn’t going to get you out of bed every morning. There are much more rational ways for smart, hard working people to earn money.
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • One of my favorite photos. Post blitz.
  • One of my favorite photos. Post blitz.
  • Time to somehow sneak a sports metaphor in here. The strongest running backs run harder once they make contact.
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • Our secret sauce
  • oops
  • Detroit school
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • questions?
  • Transcript

    • 1.
    • 2. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 3. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 4. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 5. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 6. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 7. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 8. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 9. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 10. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 11. East Side Story<br />Alexis Ohanian@kn0thing<br />
    • 12. Y Combinator<br />Ambassador to the East<br />
    • 13.
    • 14. ironically photographed in Vancouver, B.C.<br />credit: Emilie Sammons<br />
    • 15.
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    • 17.
    • 18.
    • 19. (but my slides will!)<br />
    • 20. Let’s talk later<br />alexis@ycombinator.com<br />
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    • 33.
    • 34. Just start<br />
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    • 40.
    • 41.
    • 42.
    • 43.
    • 44. (NOT US)<br />
    • 45.
    • 46.
    • 47.
    • 48.
    • 49.
    • 50. MyMobileMenu<br />(MMM!)<br />
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    • 70.
    • 71.
    • 72. reddit.com<br />acquired<br />by Conde Nast<br />Oct 31, 2006<br />
    • 73. Somerville based<br />reddit.com<br />acquired<br />by Conde Nast<br />Oct 31, 2006<br />
    • 74.
    • 75. reddit.com<br />300,000,000<br />impressions a month<br />
    • 76.
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    • 79.
    • 80.
    • 81.
    • 82. Just start<br />(2x because it’s that important)<br />
    • 83. Angels everywhere<br />
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    • 95.
    • 96.
    • 97. We all have a<br />common enemy<br />
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    • 100.
    • 101. the more people<br />thinking about startups,<br />the better<br />
    • 102. Good news,everyone!<br />
    • 103. Hackers?<br />
    • 104.
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    • 106.
    • 107. Total monthly costs<br />
    • 108. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />
    • 109. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />Food<br />
    • 110. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />Food<br />Servers/Bandwidth<br />
    • 111. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />Food<br />Servers/Bandwidth<br />(circa 2006)<br />
    • 112. Your Web Startup<br />
    • 113. Your Web Startup<br />
    • 114. Your Web Startup<br />
    • 115. Your Web Startup<br />
    • 116. Convinced?<br />
    • 117. Convinced?(well, you’re at<br />Startup Bootcamp<br />after all)<br />
    • 118. Stop sleeping in class<br />
    • 119. even if that’s where<br />you’re a Viking.<br />
    • 120. Co-founders matter, a lot<br />
    • 121.
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    • 124.
    • 125. Find your reason<br />
    • 126. Find your reason<br />(not $$$)<br />
    • 127. Find your we’re doomed<br />but I need to get out of bed<br /> reason<br />
    • 128.
    • 129.
    • 130.
    • 131. Love Thy Hater<br />
    • 132. If it works for you,<br />build your own wall<br />of negative reinforcement.<br />
    • 133. Just start, please.<br />
    • 134. Where’s my soapbox?<br />
    • 135.
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    • 138.
    • 139. Save our country.<br />
    • 140. Save our country.<br />(no pressure)<br />
    • 141. Questions?<br />

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