Mashaper Augusto had the amazing opportunity to attend Startup School. The following is his recount of the experience: It has been a year since I was at UC Berkeley studying International Business. This time, I came back to learn about the fabulous subject – Startups. Incidentally, I’m working on one now (check out mashape.com), and I have learnt more useful things here in just a day, than in 3 years of University. My Professors for the day were:
Paul Graham – Partner, Y Combinator; Founder, Viaweb Mark Zuckerberg – Founder, Facebook Chris Anderson – Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine Paul Buchheit – Founder, FriendFeed; Creator of GMail Jason Fried – Founder, 37signals Tony Hsieh – CEO, Zappos; Founder, LinkExchange Mitchell Kapor – Partner, Kapor Capital; Founder Lotus Greg McAdoo – Partner, Sequoia Capital Biz Stone – Founder, Twitter Mark Pincus – Founder, Zynga; Founder, Tribe, SupportSoft and Freeloader Evan Williams – Founder, Blogger; Founder Twitter
I also attended the after-party at the AirBnB HQ. It was a great event with lots of amazing people, hosted on a huge rooftop with 3 DJs and a panoramic view of San Francisco. Thanks YCombinator for the awesome experience back in school!