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Paul Graham

Office Hours speech


Graham sits down with aspiring founders at the Y Combinator event, and talks them through their business ideas. He talks about how Wozniak and Gates both got their ideas from solving problems that they faced:

A lot of people decide, I want to start a startup, I need to think of an idea for a startup…The best startup ideas don’t come from people trying to think of startup ideas, they come from people trying to solve problems…All the biggest startups, they tend to come from problems that the founders themselves have.

Paul Graham Office Hours at Startup School 2011