[HCS] Y Combinator talk with Paul Graham

Salvatore Rinchiera srinchiera at college.harvard.edu
Thu Sep 26 02:02:27 EDT 2013


HCS invites you to a talk with Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham.

Who: Paul Graham
When: Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00pm
Where: Science Center D

A Harvard alumn, Graham received his Ph.D in computer science in 1990. He
became well known in the early 90's for his work on popularizing the Lisp
programming language, inspiring a generation of Lisp programmers with his
books, *On Lisp* (1993) and *ANSI Common Lisp* (1995). In 1995 he founded
Viaweb with Robert Morris and Trevor Blackwell. A web-based application
that gave users the power to build and host their own online stores, it's
claimed to have been the first ever application service provider. In 1998
it was purchased by Yahoo! Inc. and renamed to Yahoo! Store. After Paul
Graham's last HCS talk <http://www.paulgraham.com/start.html> in 2005, he
went on to found seed capital firm, Y Combinator. Twice a year Y Combinator
funds a collection of startups and puts them through a 3 month bootcamp,
imparting onto them the tech and business savvy necessary for success.
Since its inception, Y Combinator has funded over 550 startups, including
Reddit, Scribd, Omgpop, Weebly, Disqus, Dropbox, Heroku, Airbnb, Stripe,
Hipmunk, Pebble, Meteor, and Codecademy. In 2012, it was named top startup
incubator and accelerator by Forbes.


We invite all technologists, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, students and
faculty alike, to join us. Given the anticipated popularity of this event,
we ask that you *RSVP* so that we may more appropriately plan:
https://www.facebook.com/events/187472061437883/
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