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Interview with Stephen Lake, Co-Founder of Thalmic Labs (YC W13) (shoplocket.com)
93 points by hyfen 1656 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments

"Something is going on in Waterloo," says Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, "because the applications we get from Waterloo students are better than those we get from students of any other university." [1]

So it begins...

1. http://www.fastcompany.com/3004344/rims-mike-lazaridis-takes...

One unstated, but probably critically important, point in the article is the teams' work ethic. There was a thread on HN and I believe it was one of the YC partners or founders saying that these guys barely slept. They really demanded a lot out of themselves and were all accountable. To go from concept to a large round of funding in such short time probably speaks more to their relentless work ethic than anything. And it probably wasn't just hard work, but also working smart. Hope I can one day be on a team like that.

I'll also add that I absolutely love the product, it has so much potential for future applications. And the market for it is essentially everyone IMO.

This is one of those projects that probably made it really easy to keep working and get up in the morning to work on. Amazing product and very clean/stylish. Definitely one of the most exciting YC companies. The evolution pictures on their site really look great. Clearly one of the most exciting wearable projects out there.

This is a really neat idea, one thing that I've always disliked about gloves and other input devices is how intrusive they are, this is very well packaged and un-obtrusive.

Can't wait to play with one.

I m sure,these 12 months were preceded by lot of hard work and sacrifices. Success doesn't happen overnight. It often arrives, when market timing meets intense preparations.

Just a quick thank you to Katherine Hague of Shoplocket for putting together the interview. Her team has a great sense of design and has been a huge supporter of hardware startups and kick starter projects in particular.

She tells me that she has a great lineup of other founders for the upcoming installments. Looking forward to it!

This style of advertising never gets boring no matter how many startups do it.

This site is super annoying.

Really? I love the design. What don't you like about it?

I didn't like the rollover Q/A. The tiles were absolutely huge, but then again I'm on a 2560x1600 monitor. Also the image at the top takes up most of my screen and is kinda creepy. Looks more reasonable on my phone however.

Beautiful design. Great work Shoplocket!

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