Craig Cannon

Craig Cannon is Director of Marketing at YC.


October 2018 Hackathon Recap

Last weekend we hosted a hackathon for 250 people who made over 80 projects. Two teams won YC interviews and office hours: Evergreen and SquadUp. Three teams won office hours: All_ebt, Dorhami, and Kalshi.

Frequently Asked Questions From YC Applicants

We’re approaching the S18 application deadline so we thought it’d be helpful to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the YC application and program itself.

Announcing the Y Combinator Podcast

Our new podcast is live. The first five episodes are with Ammon Bartram of Triplebyte, Anu Hariharan of YC Continuity, Ed McManus of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Elon Musk, and Wojciech Zaremba of OpenAI.

Founder Stories: Kate Heddleston of Opsolutely

Kate Heddleston is founder and CEO of Opsolutely (YC S16). Discussed: Developer Productivity; Human-Computer Interaction; Kate’s CS Degree; Academic vs. Practical Knowledge; Deciding to Do YC; Learnings from YC; Being a Female Founder; Advice to College Students; Dune.

Founder Stories: Reham Fagiri of AptDeco

Reham Fagiri is cofounder and CEO of AptDeco (YC W14). AptDeco is a peer to peer marketplace for buying and selling furniture. Discussed: Skills Learned During Her MBA; Going From a Bank to a Startup; Starting AptDeco; SF<>NYC During YC; Reham’s Favorite Podcasts.

Founder Stories: Blake Scholl of Boom Technology

Blake Scholl is founder and CEO of Boom Technology (YC W16). Boom is building supersonic passenger airplanes that lots of people can afford to fly. Discussed: Innovation in Aviation; Blake’s Career Before Boom; Being a Hard Tech Company in YC; Meeting with Richard Branson.

Founder Stories: Leah Culver of Breaker

Leah Culver is cofounder and CTO of Breaker (YC W17). Breaker is an end-to-end podcasting company. Right now they’re building an iOS app for listening to podcasts focused on social discovery.

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