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Guaranteed Basic Income Is Not Worth the Risks of Experimentation
Economics

Guaranteed Basic Income Is Not Worth the Risks of Experimentation

As with all economic policies, basic income needs to be based on the balance sheet not the good intentions of Silicon Valley.
Ray Hennessey
How a Startup Is Helping Retailers by Using Digital Tests in Physical Spaces
Radicals & Visionaries

How a Startup Is Helping Retailers by Using Digital Tests in Physical Spaces

An NYC startup applies A/B testing -- common in the digital space -- to convert foot traffic to sales in brick-and-mortar stores.
This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don't More Nonprofits Do the Same?
Social Entrepreneurship

This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don't More Nonprofits Do the Same?

Instead of constantly fundraising, Y Combinator graduate Watsi has adopted a more defined model.
Laura Entis
Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies

The $700 million pool gives the incubator the ability to bet big on winner.
Laura Entis
Meet the Rebels Who Bend the Rules and Play to Win
Radicals & Visionaries

Meet the Rebels Who Bend the Rules and Play to Win

Rejection -- who cares? Naysayers -- screw 'em. Entrepreneurship isn't just about business. it's about rebellion.
How This Startup Is Helping Restaurants Be More Efficient About Delivery
Radicals & Visionaries

How This Startup Is Helping Restaurants Be More Efficient About Delivery

DoorDash's web software and app offers restaurants on-demand delivery options using a team of Uber-style drivers.
5 Times You Should Rethink Joining an Accelerator
Radicals & Visionaries

5 Times You Should Rethink Joining an Accelerator

Before your put the pedal to the metal, make sure your company is ready to quickly scale.
Kate Whiting
From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup
Ready To Launch

From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup

Frederick Hutson shares advice for entrepreneurs with untraditional backgrounds who are seeking VC funding.
Laura Entis
Product Hunt Thrives As a Startup Showcasing Startups
AlleyNYC

Product Hunt Thrives As a Startup Showcasing Startups

Product Hunt is blowing up right now. We talked to founder Ryan Hoover to find out why.
Jason Saltzman
Reddit Co-Founder: Crowdfunding Is Powering a Second, Much Bigger Renaissance
Crowdfunding

Reddit Co-Founder: Crowdfunding Is Powering a Second, Much Bigger Renaissance

Alexis Ohanian says that technology means more creators can pursue their craft and get paid for it. The Internet means that people all over the world are becoming patrons of artists all over the world.
Catherine Clifford
Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job Harder
Crowdfunding

Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job Harder

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news site Reddit and partner at startup accelerator Y Combinator, talks about how platforms like Kickstarter are making his role as a startup investor more challenging.
Catherine Clifford
Radicals & Visionaries

How to Determine If an Accelerator Really Will Boost Your Startup

Startup accelerators are like college. They all award degrees but the market values some more than others.
Michael Cardamone
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
Y Combinator

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
Laura Entis