13 Startup Ideas


Some interesting startup ideas!

Social Network for Children
This is a super tough nut to crack. You have to be cool and offer a safe and private environment for kids to communicate with each other while enabling trusted adults to peer in/interact, etc… The company that can build something that is used and useful for all parties can build something of great value throughout a person’s entire life.
Holly Liu, Kabam/Y Combinator

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Kyle Corbitt — Y Combinator

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Ask a Female Engineer: How Can Managers Help Retain Technical Women on Their Team?


An insightful piece.

Klara: I have thought about returning to finance, where I worked before starting to code, and teaching. When I feel like a code monkey – i.e. get a ticket, build a feature, and repeat, then I find programming isolating and boring. Right now when I look at my job, and envision the next 5 years, it looks like more of the same thing. I recently started teaching high school kids how to code, and that has been immensely gratifying.

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Cadran Cowansage — Y Combinator

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An old one from Charlie Munger

This is an old article which I chanced upon today. All of it still makes perfect sense.

What is elementary, worldly wisdom? Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ’em back. If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form.

You’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience—both vicarious and direct—on this latticework of models. You may have noticed students who just try to remember and pound back what is remembered. Well, they fail in school and in life. You’ve got to hang experience on a latticework of models in your head.

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Charlie Munger