- Paul English, Kayak. The team is most important: assemble the best possible team and advisors.
- Leah Culver, Convore. Show up and do something. It might be hard work.
- Andrew Sutherland, Quizlet. Dogfood your product.
- Naveen Selvadurai, Foursquare. Build around an atomic action.
- Charlie Cheever, Quora. Looking at qualitative data is important.
- Drew Houston, Dropbox. Surround yourself with people you want to be like.
- Alex Polvi, Cloudkick. Take care of your team.
- Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine. Just fucking do something.
- Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb. Work hard, be creative, and keep pushing forward.
- Patrick Collison, Stripe. Starting a company is a great way to apply academic ideas.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I recently attended Startup Bootcamp, a one-day free workshop that brings in startup founders to talk about lessons learned. Here are some brief notes about what I learned from each speaker: