Y Combinator: The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012 | Fast Company

Startup is the loneliest thing, good words but not with a team. It is nice to have like minded people get together, though! It’s nice to check weekly progresses as well

But the secret of YC’s success–more than 25 of its grads have been acquired and the firm has fostered breakout stars such as Airbnb and Dropbox–is its network. “One of the lone­liest things in the world is starting and running a company,” says YC alum Matt Brezina, who went through the program in 2006. “YC puts a bunch of like-minded people together to support each other.”

The tight-knit community is forged through weekly dinners attended by the founders in a particular season’s class, where they show their progress, seek advice from each other and YC alums, and question guest speakers such as Mark Zuckerberg.

via Y Combinator: The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012 | Fast Company.

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