Y Combinator's Stanford startup course: Where the teachers are millionaires

This college semester, Stanford University is trying something new by hosting a class from startup accelerator Y Combinator. The class, called "How To Start A Startup," is mainly taught by Y Combinator President Sam Altman, but also features real-world entrepreneurial success like Facebook Inc. co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Yahoo! Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer. Wayne State University School of Business Administration Professor Jeff Stoltman told Benzinga he thinks it's a cool idea to bring together the powerful brands of Y Combinator and Stanford. Stoltman said the all-access platform Y Combinator has created makes it especially interesting. "They’ve also made the effort to get their tentacles out to other universities across the country," he said. Stoltman said he thinks this is the future. He pointed out a lot of variations of this type of online, educational forum featuring advice from successful entrepreneurs, including the Kauffman Founders School and Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner. "The digital platform is the future and the now," he said.

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