Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, meets five entrepreneurs on stage for Office Hours where he tries to find out how the founder is going to build their business.
It is a great video as you can see all the mistakes I would make as the entrepreneurs talk too much about the wonderful technology. They are all incredibly gifted people but seem to have no feel for thinking of how the consumer will want to use their product. Also most talk about the features and have not developed an elevator pitch. It is just great to see that I am not the only one who makes the mistakes. Also people are so enthusiastic about their idea, they duck the question of who would want to pay or use their product. Great teaching tool. Wonderful to ask students to watch the video, discuss the learning issues and then submit them to Office Hours.
Hat tip: Alexandre Passos