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Paul Graham Hosting Public Office Hours for Six Start-Ups at TechCrunch Disrupt: Apply Now

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Start-ups can apply to get 8.5 minutes of Y Combinator-style advice from start-up legend Paul Graham at TechCrunch Disrupt. Mr. Graham likes to talk about “the most urgent question right now” for the company, usually what they should be building. But if the company is in a moment of doubt–considering a pivot or unsure about what they need to work on–the discussion is broader. “We have these types of conversations surprisingly often,” Mr. Graham writes. The catch: The discussion takes place on stage for a very public version of what’s usually an intimate conversation. Read More

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A decade after the dot-com bust, it all seems like a hazy dream, doesn’t it? Like maybe it never really happened at all? Look around: The New York tech scene is as exuberant and as wild-eyed as ever. What in God’s name are we all thinking!?! Read More