Sam Altman has a pretty sweet deal for entrepreneurs that would like to take a class on startup lessons but don’t necessarily have the dough to pay for one.
The Y Combinator startup accelerator president is teaching a course at Stanford this fall called “How to Start a Startup” that features lessons on everything from company culture to business strategy to legal advice. Altman, who dropped out of Stanford, will lead the first two sessions, but other guest speakers include Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, Paypal founder Peter Thiel, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, Box founder Aaron Levie, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and more.
Here’s the best part for non-Stanford students not able to make it to CS183B in person: Video from the classes, which run twice a week for 10 weeks, can be accessed online for free. Yep, that means 1,000 minutes — in addition to assignments and reading materials — of what is sure to be some valuable startup advice, all available to anyone in the world.
“We’re doing this because we believe helping a lot of people be better at starting companies will be good for everyone,” Altman wrote. “It will hopefully be valuable even for people who don’t want to start startups.”