Event


YC’s First Lightning Tech Talks Series & Hiring Event on September 10

We’re hosting YC’s first Lightning Tech Talk session on September 10 at 4PM PST. Five YC founders will give 10 minute talks on their technology and business challenges. The first session focuses on software tooling & SaaS.

Announcing YC Build Sprint and 20 Equity-Free Grants

We’re excited to announce our first-ever YC Build Sprint. This is a 4-week period to work intensively towards a defined goal alongside a community of thousands of other founders. The sprint will kick off on August 24 and be administered through our free Startup School platform. Also, we’ll be awarding 20 grants of $10,000 to winners selected from among the sprint participants! Sign up for Startup School and register for the sprint now.

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.

YC Fireside and Office Hours at Harvard – Feb 11

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

YC Bio Tour – 2020

This year, for the first time, we’ll be visiting universities and institutions to meet founders who are focused on building biotech and healthcare companies.

Office Hours for Startups Tackling Climate Issues

We’re delighted to announce that YC is hosting online office hours for founders of startups and nonprofits that are solving climate issues on Tuesday, September 24.

YC at the University of Washington – April 18

Startup UW will be hosting YC on Thursday, April 18 for a talk and office hours at the University of Washington. Join us there.

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