A Mashaper’s Startup School Experience
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!
More pictures and videos to come!
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Interview transcribed below: I’m Augusto, the CEO of Mashape – the leading and largest API marketplace in the world. I grew up in Italy and moved to US in