Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200). 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.


YC W20 Online Demo Day

On March 23, YC will host our 30th Demo Day online. With the growing concern over COVID-19, we believe this is the right thing to do for the safety of all attendees, including our team, founders, investors, and the media.

40+ YC startups are now hiring for interns in the YC Summer Internship Program

We’ve nearly doubled the number of YC startups looking for interns this summer, and the companies & roles are posted on Work at a Startup. As a reminder, the YC internship program gives current undergrad and grad students the opportunity to find a great YC-backed and vetted startup. As a participant in the program, students also get access to founder talks, partner round-tables, career advising and even a peek into the YC batch dinner.

YC S20 Interviews in Brazil

We’re excited to announce that we’re hosting interviews in Brazil for startups based in South America for the first time this spring. They will be held in São Paulo from May 16-18.

YC S20 Interviews in Western Europe

Last fall, we hosted interviews in Paris. They were so successful that we’ll be hosting them again this May. Interviews will take place from May 12-14 and are like regular YC interviews in every way.

YC S20 Interviews in India

Once again, YC is coming to India! We’re hosting interviews in Bangalore from May 12-14. These will be like regular YC interviews in every way. The application is the same, as well as what we look for in the application and the criteria for acceptance.

Apply Early for YC S20

The deadline to apply for YC Summer 2020 is Monday, March 16 at 8pm.

YC Fireside and Office Hours at Harvard – Feb 11

Join us for a fireside chat with YC partner Aaron Harris, hosted by Harvard WiCS.

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