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Waqas Ali is the co-founder of Atoms, one & only shoe for every day.
Waqas started building a startups and businesses after discovering the internet and realizing you could sell products online.
While there were a ton of insurmountable challenges, Waqas and his co founder Sidra persevered - launching a custom dress shoe company called Markhor.
They eventually made it to the US, ran a massive kickstarter campaign and got into YC on their second attempt.
Today, Waqas & Sidra are at it again, working on an everyday shoe for the new creatives called Atoms.
Waqas joins us to share his story, how he discovered the internet & startups in his home country of Pakistan, all the challenges they had to go through just to start a company, his advice for getting into YC, what really goes into creating a product and story, how they’ve approached launching Atoms, and much more.