Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups (recently 105). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.


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How to Think About PR – Sharon Pope

Sharon Pope, Head of Programs and Marketing at YC Continuity, walks through how to think about PR and the best practices for working with the press. Featuring Q&A with veteran journalist, Steven Levy, editor of Backchannel and alum of WIRED and Newsweek.

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How to Find Product Market Fit – Peter Reinhardt

Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO of Segment, shares his story on building different products and eventually finding product market fit.

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An AI Primer with Wojciech Zaremba

Wojciech Zaremba is a cofounder of OpenAI. OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, focused on discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.

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The Technical Advisor for Silicon Valley on HBO: Ed McManus

Ed McManus was the technical advisor for season three of Silicon Valley on HBO. He came in to talk about what his experience working on the show.

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Hiring Engineers with Ammon Bartram

Ammon Bartram is the cofounder of Triplebyte (YC S15) and Socialcam (YC W12). Triplebyte connects software engineers with companies that are hiring.

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How to Invent the Future with Alan Kay: Part II

One of the pioneers of personal computing, Alan Kay thought of laptops and graphical interfaces years before they were realized. At XeroxPARC, Apple, HP and Disney, he has developed tools for improving the mind. This is part two of his lecture.

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How to Invent the Future with Alan Kay: Part I

One of the pioneers of personal computing, Alan Kay thought of laptops and graphical interfaces years before they were realized. At XeroxPARC, Apple, HP and Disney, he has developed tools for improving the mind. In these two lectures, Alan shares his story and how to think about building for the future.

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