About entrepreneurship, YC tells you 13 things you need to know

introduction: in a recent YC activities, many well-known investors and entrepreneurs made a wonderful speech to the audience, share their stories and suggestions. Some of the highlights are as follows.


recently launched Y Combinator entrepreneurial accelerator in California Cupertino Flint Center held a Startup School event. Participate in the activities of 17000 people, including entrepreneurs and young people who are about to embark on the road of entrepreneurship. In this event, a number of well-known investors and entrepreneurs to give the audience a wonderful speech to share their own suggestions and stories. Some of the highlights are as follows:

1 "you have to learn something about management, if you want to succeed, it is necessary." Ron Conway, SV Angel angel investment company

Ron Conway believes that entrepreneurial ideas and impulses are intrinsic. But a lot of skills, such as management, recruitment, and so on, is the need to learn. Many entrepreneurs think they are entrepreneurs, so you must already know a lot about management knowledge, but in fact, the management is a need to learn the skills, the founders in this area requires a lot of guidance.

2 "as an investor I have to admit that it is difficult to predict the success and failure of the project." Ron Conway, SV Angel angel investment company

investors have always said that from the first contact, they will be able to know which company can fire, they have many such examples, etc.. But in fact, in particular, the early investment in the company’s investment behavior, often can not predict the future, so investors are gambling.

3 "you want to feel the heart of the ‘why’, and do not have to worry about how to achieve it." Danae Ringelmann, the congregation raised site Indiegogo

Ringelmann think entrepreneurs should clearly understand why they do this thing now. For example, she wanted to invest, then she used the Internet, and created the Indiegogo, because it is the most convenient to achieve this goal. Ringelmann is very clear about his goals, but he doesn’t care about the specific way. In other words, the founders need to be tolerant of various methods.

4 "sometimes people say and practice, will be very different." – Kevin Systrom, Instagram

your friends or your early users might say your product is good. But the real key is whether they will actually use you and how to use it.


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