Startup School by Y Combinator

Startup School is a free online course for founders actively pursuing their own startup.

Our goals

Throughout the course, we aim to accomplish the following: 1. Encourage and inspire people to consider starting a company as a way to positively impact the world. 2. Teach people how to start a startup, and equip them with the resources and tools to help prepare them now and in the future. 3. Build a community of entrepreneurs who can encourage, teach and support one another.


Participation in the course will follow two tracks:

Startup School

If you/your team are actively pursuing a startup, or will be starting one for the program. Sign up here.

In addition to having full access to all the lectures and group sessions, you will also:

  • Have virtual group sessions every week via online video.

  • Have access to a community of international founders through the Startup School forum.

  • Be responsible for updating Startup School on your progress once a week.


If you currently don’t have any plans to start a startup in the immediate future, but would like to learn.

You can follow along and have full access to all the lectures and class content, released once a week here.