Lindsay Selvitelle

Lindsay Selvitelle is the Director of Events at YC — primarily focusing on running Demo Day, the iconic three-day event where YC startups present to select investors. Prior to YC, she led the Marketing Events team at Mixpanel for 4.5 years. Before Mixpanel, she planned events for eight years in different industries including tech, hospitality, and wedding planning.


YC’s Director of Events on Hosting a Virtual Event

It’s likely that the responsibility of hosting virtual events no longer falls solely on the webinar expert in your organization. It’s now a necessity for all teams to host their own virtual events to stay connected with customers, employees and followers. The uptick in virtual events at YC — and amongst YC companies — has reminded us that the details matter. For an audience to find an event truly valuable, you have to remove distractions and over prepare for the hiccups. Here is a list of dos and don’ts when it comes to hosting a virtual event.

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