Y Combinator

For those with ‘charging anxiety,’ a lite in the dark

By GREGORY ZELLER // This is no AAA battery – a Long Island City startup with Long Island connections is bringing its field-tested “charge-sharing” tech straight to The Show. Hoplite Power, a client of Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program proliferating rechargeable smartphone battery packs and a network to rent and return them, is set to join the New York Mets just in time for the Amazins’ unlikely playoff run, with five “Hoplite…


Sam Altman is, no surprise, focused and intense

Sam Altman is the just-turned-30 president of Y Combinator, the world’s most prestigious accelerator and the booster behind $30 billion worth of startups, including Airbnb, Dropbox, Zenefits and Stripe. He started his first company, social media app Loopt, at age 19, later selling it for $44 million. Since then he’s invested in a slew of other software startups, dabbled in nuclear energy and taught a Stanford class called How to Start a Startup. His thoughts…