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    Don't Make These Hiring Mistakes

    Don't Make These Hiring Mistakes

    Step inside the Group Partner Lounge to hear Y Combinator Group Partners Harj Taggar, Michael Seibel and Brad Flora discuss the many different mistakes founders make when they approach hiring for their startup and how to grow your team the correct way.  

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

    • 19 min
    Startup School - Keys To Successful Co-Founder Relationships with Cat Li & Divya Bhat

    Startup School - Keys To Successful Co-Founder Relationships with Cat Li & Divya Bhat

    How do you find a co-founder and build a great partnership? YC's Catheryn Li (who also built our Co-Founder Matching tool) and Visiting Partner Divya Bhat cover the importance of having co-founders, how to get & vet one, and the ways to build a successful working relationship with them.

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply
    Looking for a co-founder? Sign up for Co-Founder Matching: https://www.ycombinator.com/cofounder-matching

    • 31 min
    How To Compete With Amazon and Google

    How To Compete With Amazon and Google

    Step inside the Group Partner Lounge to hear Y Combinator Group Partners Harj Taggar, Michael Seibel and Brad Flora discuss the traps founders often fall into when looking at the competition. They identify the particular types of companies you should watch out for and many more you are wasting your time worrying about.  

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

    • 16 min
    The Secrets To Setting Smarter Goals

    The Secrets To Setting Smarter Goals

    If you're looking to maximize your startup's potential, start by setting the right goals. Michael Seibel and Dalton Caldwell provide tips and strategies for setting goals that will help keep you and your new business focused on success—plus provide examples of bad goals to avoid.  

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

    • 29 min
    Investors Said No, Now What?

    Investors Said No, Now What?

    Step inside the Group Partner Lounge to hear Y Combinator Group Partners Harj Taggar, Michael Seibel and Brad Flora discuss how you should handle rejection from investors and why you should "believe the no, not the why."  

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

    • 15 min
    When to Launch Your Startup and When to Wait

    When to Launch Your Startup and When to Wait

    Step inside the group partners' lounge to hear Y Combinator Partners Harj Taggar, Michael Seibel and Brad Flora discuss how startups should approach launching and the exceptions to the rules.  

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

    • 13 min

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