At 50 backers I’ll have the resources necessary to start interviewing members of Y Combinator’s Winter ‘14 class. Y Combinator is one of the most prestigious startup incubators, and I’ll give you five stories that look at some of the founders in its most recent batch. If the series proves popular, I’ll expand it to other startup incubators and programs around the country.
2-4 posts a month of real conversations discussing failures, successes, and the lessons learned along the way.
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As someone who’s spent most of their professional life chained to jobs and industries I have no passion for - I’m looking to open my creative capacity and the ability to help others learn. I’m drawn to startup culture – passion for your work, building things people need/want, high risks-high rewards lifestyles.
I’ll give you a look inside startups like Idealab, one of the best incubators in the US and a pioneer of the model. I’ll also talk to people at Karma, a startup changing the model for internet access, and CupidRadar, a company pioneering location-based data. I’ll share their enthusiasm with you.
Your subscription and contribution will go to my bandwidth, time, and the capacity to continually contact successful individuals with valuable stories and life lessons to share.
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