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Y Combinator Startup Class #2 : Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution

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Slide utilisé dans le cours n°2 de la Y Combinator Startup Class de Standford (http://startupclass.samaltman.com/) donné par Sam Altman.

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Y Combinator Startup Class #2 : Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution

  1. 1. How to Start a Startup SAM ALTMAN President, Y Combinator @sama sam@ycombinator.com IDEAS, PRODUCTS, TEAMS AND EXECUTION PART II
  2. 2. 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  3. 3. 3. Team 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  4. 4. A. Cofounders 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  5. 5. Relentlessly Resourceful 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  6. 6. 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  7. 7. Know your cofounders 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  8. 8. B. Try not to hire 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  9. 9. C. Get the best people 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  10. 10. Mediocre engineers do not build great companies 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  11. 11. ! Are they smart? ! Do they get things done? ! Do I want to spend a lot of time around them? 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  12. 12. ! Good communication skills ! Manically determined ! Pass the animal test ! Would feel comfortable reporting to them 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution Also: 1. Idea
  13. 13. D. You’ve hired - the best - now keep them around! 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  14. 14. E. Fire fast 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  15. 15. 4. Execution 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  16. 16. The CEO has five jobs ! Set the vision ! Raise money ! Evangelize ! Hire and manage ! Make sure the entire company executes 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  17. 17. Can you get it done? Focus 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  18. 18. Can you get it done? ! Focus ! What are you spending time and money on? ! What are the two or three most important things? 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  19. 19. Can you get it done? ! Focus ! Say no. A lot. ! Set overarching goals. Repeat them. ! Communicate. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  20. 20. Can you get it done? ! Focus ! Maintain growth and momentum. ! Work together in person. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  21. 21. Can you get it done? Intensity 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  22. 22. 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution
  23. 23. Can you get it done? ! Intensity ! Relentless operating rhythm ! Obsession with Execution Quality ! Bias towards action 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  24. 24. Every time you talk to them, they've gotten new things done. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  25. 25. Can you get it done? ! Intensity ! Quick ! Do whatever it takes ! Show up ! Don’t give up ! Be courageous 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  26. 26. Always keep momentum. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  27. 27. Always keep growing. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  28. 28. Sales fix everything 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  29. 29. Set an operating rhythm ! Shipping product ! Launching new features ! Reviewing/reporting metrics and milestones 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  30. 30. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea ”! “! HFeonrrdy
  31. 31. more Don’t spend more money than you have. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  32. 32. Generate revenue early on. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  33. 33. Profitagbrilaistyp within 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  34. 34. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution Deals Build a great product 1. Idea
  35. 35. Deals Develop a personal connection 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  36. 36. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution Deals Have a competitive dynamic 1. Idea
  37. 37. Deals Be persistent 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea ppeerrssiisstteenntt persistent
  38. 38. 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution Deals Ask for what you want 1. Idea
  39. 39. Get a sales and marketing engine going 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  40. 40. Sales and marketing: do it yourself ! Identifying key marketing messages ! Developing tight relationships with journalists ! Learn how users decide to use or buy your product 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution 1. Idea
  41. 41. 1. Idea 2. Product 3. Team 4. Execution

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