Y Combinator

Accelerators

How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

We've polled advice from some of the leading minds in accelerators on what you need to get started.
Jason Saltzman
Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music
100 Brilliant Companies

Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
Laura Entis
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake
Ready To Launch

This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator
Y Combinator

Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

Sam Altman, previously a co-founder and CEO of the location-based social networking mobile application Loopt, will take the reins when Graham departs.
Laura Entis
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator
Growth Strategies

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process
Growth Strategies

How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

This company uses technology to read between the lines to find the best hire in a sea of similar applicants.
Alison Griswold
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators
Starting a Business

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
Rachel Solomon
5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator
Growth Strategies

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

With so many incubators to choose from these days, you want to be sure you're making the right decision. Here are five questions to help you get there.
Punit Arora
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple
Finance

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
Jason Fell
5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business
Starting a Business

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
Laura Entis
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions
Starting a Business

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
Walter Chen
How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up
Entrepreneurs

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
Susan Johnston
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs
Starting a Business

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Matt Villano