16 Companies from the YC Summer 2018 Batch

At Y Combinator, founders decide when they want to announce that they’re part of the program. Meet 14 of the companies who have announced that they’re part of the YC Summer 2018 batch.

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Jessica Brillhart, Immersive Director, on VR and AR

Jessica Brillhart is the founder of Vrai Pictures. They’re an independent immersive content studio. Before founding Vrai, Jessica was the Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google.

YC China + Qi Lu

I am delighted to announce that Qi Lu is joining YC to launch and run YC China. We are excited for Qi to come onboard as the Founding CEO of YC China and to build a long-term local organization that will combine the best of Silicon Valley and China and create a lot of innovation.

YC Office Hours at Hack the North – September 14

We’re hosting office hours at Hack the North at the University of Waterloo on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Female Founders Conference in Silicon Valley on September 15

Our 3rd Female Founders Conference (FFC) of 2018 is on September 15 in Silicon Valley. This year, for the 5th anniversary of the conference, we decided to host three conferences throughout the U.S., and our final stop will be at YC’s office in Mountain View.

Startup School 2018 – Curriculum

Two weeks ago we announced Startup School 2018. Our free, online course will kick off in just three weeks, on August 28th. We also let founders know that 100 of the companies that complete the course will receive $10,000 in equity-free funding from YC.
This year’s course will feature revamped software and all new material which will be added to the extraordinary library of startup content YC has collected over the past two years of Startup School and the many years of working with and writing about startups. This work is being collected at startupschool.org/library.

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Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung Discuss Startup School

Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung are both partners at YC. This episode is about Startup School. It’s a free, online course we’re offering that starts on August 28th. Anyone can sign up for the course at StartupSchool.org.

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