Stanford Students Build Their Own Y Combinator
schools sometimes are not supportive of students doing entrepreneurial things…
Editor’s note: The following guest post is written by Larry Chiang, author of What They Don’t Teach you At Stanford Business School and an advisor to the new Stanford Student Startup Lab.
STANFORD, CA—Here on campus, a couple of undergrads successfully built their own Y Combinator. It launches today.
It’s called SSE Labs and it is modeled after the incubator Y Combinator, except it takes zero equity. One company in its portfolio is already making waves, Alphonso Labs. Alphonso created the Pulse News Reader app for the iPad, which is the top paid iPad app in iTunes right now. Aksahy Kothari and Ankit Gupta are founders.
The inaugural startups are:
Alphonso Labs—iPad news reader, with plans to expand to the iPhone and Android.
Think Bulbs—Builds mobiile photo discovery apps for the iPhone
FountainHop—Building an event mapping platform that intelligently and intuitively…
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