Open Office Hours: Sign up for Office Hours with YC Partners 

We’re delighted to announce that YC is hosting online office hours for startup founders every Friday throughout the month of September. If you’re in the early stages of building a company, we’d love to meet you — anyone from idea stage through Series A, and any non-profit is welcome to sign up.

Announcing YC Build Sprint and 20 Equity-Free Grants

We’re excited to announce our first-ever YC Build Sprint. This is a 4-week period to work intensively towards a defined goal alongside a community of thousands of other founders. The sprint will kick off on August 24 and be administered through our free Startup School platform. Also, we’ll be awarding 20 grants of $10,000 to winners selected from among the sprint participants! Sign up for Startup School and register for the sprint now.

Career and Resume Advice: Student Edition

With the launch of YC’s list of startups hiring for fall 2020 interns, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for advice from students about their upcoming fall plans. I provided some resume tips previously, and now I want to answer some frequently asked questions that are relevant to students.

Announcing the YC Startup Library

We’re excited to announce the launch of the YC Startup Library, found at ycombinator.com/library. Over the last 15 years, YC has invested in and worked with more than 2,000 companies, and we’ve seen and learned from their successes and failures. The library consolidates the knowledge and advice we’ve previously published and provides a central location for new content.

YC Companies Looking for Fall 2020 Interns

We’ve spoken to a number of college students who are considering foregoing a virtual fall term and instead looking to gain valuable work experience. In turn, many YC companies have had great experiences with their 2020 summer interns. One founder noted, “We had a really successful summer term. I could rave for a long time.” Despite Covid-19, many of these startups are still seeing strong demand for their product and have raised enough money to weather this downturn. They’re actively looking to hire bright and talented students to help ship more product and continue moving their companies forward.

YC S20 Virtual Demo Day

On August 24 and 25, YC will host our 31st Demo Day live over Zoom. After considering community feedback from our first, rapidly planned online Demo Day in March, we’ve decided that a live Demo Day is an important part of founders’ YC experience.

Reimagining B2B Commerce with Faire

We believe that new and upcoming B2B players now have the tools to overcome historical constraints, and that large B2B commerce aggregators will emerge over the next decade. At YC, we often look to Faire (YC W17) as a prime example of B2B aggregators that will emerge over the next few years. In this post, we’ll walk through Faire’s opportunity as a B2B marketplace for independent retailers and brands, and discuss what its success means for the future of B2B commerce companies.

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