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The role of accelerators in upping diversity in tech

Nov 10, 2017
Michael Seibel, Y Combinator's first African-American partner, makes the case for talented minorities founding startups instead of working for someone else.
“What's amazing about YC is ... you don't have to know anyone, so there isn't some type of old boys' club," says Michael Seibel, a Y Combinator partner.
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What universal basic income could mean for the future of work

Apr 18, 2017
As tech advances, some ask whether jobs are really necessary anymore.
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Y Combinator's Sam Altman on connecting with Trump supporters

Mar 13, 2017
Sam Altman, a darling of the tech startup world, talks to us about reaching across the political divide.
Sam Altman of Y Combinator speaks onstage. Altman visited and heard from 100 Donald Trump supporters around the country to get their perspective on the new president.
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What can a board member do for a high-value startup?

May 11, 2015
One tech industry leader wants to see investors get more involved.
President of Y Combinator, Sam Altman.
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