How I Got Into Tech

I grew up exclusively working in the esports space. I worked for everything from giant esports teams to small design studios. I even founded my own marketplace at one point. Esports gave me a convenient avenue for participating in the startup world. In 2021, I joined an esports tech startup called eFuse. eFuse was my first “true” startup experience in the sense that it was developing a product for consumers to use with the hope of achieving massive growth. From that moment on I knew I wanted to be in tech (as opposed to working for more esports teams). If you’re looking to make a similar leap, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some resources I used to learn about the wider startup world.

Y Combinator + Startup School

Y Combinator is probably the single most prestigious startup accelerator out there. YC has an acceptance rate of roughly 1.5%, meaning it’s technically more exclusive than ivy league schools like Harvard (with Harvard having a 5% acceptance rate). That being said, you don’t have to be accepted into one of their seasonal cohorts to benefit from their platform. YC has tons of free content on their YouTube channel, and I can’t recommend YC Startup School enough. Startup School is completely free and incredibly valuable.

Y Combinator

Startup School - The Best Resource for Founders

Zero to One

Zero to One is a book written by PayPal & Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel. Zero to One **is essential reading for anyone looking to get into startups. It is essentially a crash course into what makes a good startup. Zero to One is short and easy to read, but it punches far above its weight in terms of the value it provides.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

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