Teach Me How to Startup
Paul Graham’s plan to give away his best billion dollar ideas? That was so last week. The man who pioneered the practice of the startup idea freebie has taken his “Don’t worry about coming up with your own concept” theory to its logical extreme. Now, you don’t even need an idea. At all.
On the Y Combinator blog yesterday, Mr. Graham, a partner in the prestigious incubator, let the world know about a little experiment they’re trying with this the next cycle of applicants: “If the only thing holding you back from starting a startup is not having an idea for one, now nothing is holding you back. If you apply for this batch and you seem like you’d make good founders, we’ll accept you with no idea and then help you come up with one.”
New York’s advertising industry is increasingly interested in spurring young entrepreneurs. The latest is a Launch Lab from OMD and GE which brings 12 students from top universities for a 10-week summer program. The whiz kids get a paid stipend as they work on their business plans and the best project walks away with a $10,000 scholarship.
David Tisch was chatting recently with venture investor Mark Suster, about what led him to embrace the accelerator model for start-ups. He was working at KGB and eventually spun a start-up out of the larger organization. “I had my own little group within this big company. Trying to innovate within a big company sucks, Read More
Coworking is a growing trend among New York’s freelancers, especially for the tech set. Instead of plugging away in their pajamas or snagging a spot at the wi-fi cafe, coworker prefer a more organized, office atmosphere.
But how much does it really save, or cost, to rent a desk in this kind of co-working space? Read More