YC CEO and Partner Michael Seibel shares his approach to building an MVP and getting your first users as a pre-launch startup. Startup School is YC's free online program for founders. Transcript and lecture slides here: https://www.ycombinator.com/library/6f-how-to-plan-an-mvp This lecture is part of YC's Startup School, a free online program and global community of founders. Register and join the community at https://www.startupschool.org/ Timestamps 0:00 Introduction 0:41 First, talk to users 1:40 Goal: launch quickly 2:40 After launching, get feedback 4:30 Lean MVP 5:37 Real-world examples 8:21 Heavy MVPs 9:33 Launches aren't special 11:22 Hacks for building an MVP quickly 12:57 Don't fall in love with your MVP