Kyle's self-driving car company paid off when GM acquired it, proving that hard tech startups can be successful if done right.
Startups can succeed by focusing on fast cycle times and close user feedback to outpace bigger competitors.
Embrace the YC model, raise the right amount of money, avoid negative people, and have someone on the team who is good at business to avoid common failure modes in hard tech startups.
Starting a hard tech startup now is the best way to help fix the risk of low growth and ensure democracy works.
Identify risks, plan tests, find a partner with a history of sticking with projects, and don't discount government customers for success in hard tech startups.
Get the right people on board and set the right short-term milestones to succeed in a high tech startup.
Starting a business with a stranger and launching a hardware company is becoming easier, and YC invests in companies globally to find the next 10 billion dollar company.
VCs prioritize founders having control, YC startups should file a provisional patent, and successful companies prioritize diversity - all while considering location and funding options for lifestyle businesses.
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How to Start a Hard Tech Startup with Sam Altman @ MIT (Better Audio)" by STEEN