Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is the Head of Admissions at Y Combinator. Prior to YC, she was a software engineer at Earnest and co-founded Murmur, a venture-backed local search startup. She graduated from Scripps College with a BA in political psychology.


Early Deadline for YC Winter 2022

The early deadline to apply for the YC Winter 2022 batch is July 19 at 8pm PT. As we wrote last batch, we created an early deadline to…

Apply to YC Summer 2021

The deadline to apply to the Y Combinator Summer 2021 batch is Friday, March 19 at 8pm PT. Due to COVID-19, Summer 2021 will be the third batch…

Apply to YC on Your Schedule

We want to better support founders by giving them access to YC whenever it’s best for them, regardless of our batch timeline. While it has always been an…

Apply Early for YC W21

The deadline to apply for YC Winter 2021 is Wednesday, September 23 at 8pm PT. But if you’re interested in the possibility of interviewing early, you can apply early.

Applying to YC Early Decision – GreenTiger (YC S19)

Last week, we interviewed Wren about their Early Decision experience. This week, we talked to GreenTiger.

Applying to YC Early Decision – Wren (YC S19)

Earlier this week, we interviewed Rent the Backyard about their Early Decision experience. This week, we talked to Wren.

Applying to YC Early Decision – Rent the Backyard (YC S19)

We began offering the option to apply to Y Combinator Early Decision last September. For those of you who don’t know, if you’re a student, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply for one batch ahead of the current one. For example, you can apply to YC in September, get your acceptance in October, and start the program in June after you graduate.

We tried it as an experiment and it worked so well that we’re offering it permanently now, for both Winter and Summer batches.

The eight companies we accepted last Fall just finished the Summer 2019 batch. Read about one of the teams, Rent the Backyard, who applied to YC Early Decision.

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