How to start a startup

Nicolas Carmont
1 min readMar 1, 2021


The essential resources

Starting a company is hard — but the infinite wisdom of the internet had made it a lot less so.

Here’s some useful resources I’ve found on your journey to create value:

  1. How to constantly improve a product until users love it (reaching product market fit) : The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
  2. Startup ideas and tips on creating value by former founder, partner at YC and head of AI at Apple, Daniel Gross: Daniel Gross Blog
  3. The Startup knowledge bible: Paul Graham, founder of YC, Essays —
  4. The Technical stuff (how to be a CTO):
  5. On inventing the future by Alan Kay, leader of graphical interfaces research:,
  6. The Mom Test — getting authentic feedback from users (book) — The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you
  7. YC Startup School — lessons in startups by the people that helped launch Airbnb, Stripe and Dropbox—
  8. Naval, founder of AngelList: How to get Rich without getting lucky —

👏 Thanks and hope you enjoyed! Comment any resources that were useful to you!



Nicolas Carmont

26K+ Reads ✍🏼 Co-founder & CTO @Connect Earth. Ex-Amazon 👨‍💻 Passionate about sustainability and software👌 Views are all my own.