Female Founders

Read and watch the founding stories of some of Y Combinator’s female alumni. Learn about things like how they got started, their experience at Y Combinator, their experience as female founders, and what they wish they’d known when they were younger. As you’ll see, their experiences are fascinating, both individually and in their variety.


Female Founders Conference in Silicon Valley on September 15

Our 3rd Female Founders Conference (FFC) of 2018 is on September 15 in Silicon Valley. This year, for the 5th anniversary of the conference, we decided to host three conferences throughout the U.S., and our final stop will be at YC’s office in Mountain View.

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YC Partner AMA at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, an AMA with Kat Manalac, Kirsty Nathoo, Adora Cheung, Holly Liu, Jessica Livingston, and Carolynn Levy.

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Fireside Chat with Kat Mañalac, Kathryn Minshew, and Alex Cavoulacos

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Kat Mañalac sits down with The Muse cofounders Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos.

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Jessica Livingston Shares 9 Things She Learned From Founding YC

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Jessica Livingston shares lessons learned while starting and operating YC.

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Mariya Nurislamova, Founder of Scentbird at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Mariya Nurislamova shares the story of building Scentbird.

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Essential Startup Advice with Adora Chung, Reham Fagiri, Tiffani Ashley Bell, and Alana Branston

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Adora Cheung discusses essential startup advice with Reham Fagiri, Tiffani Ashley Bell, and Alana Branston.

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Reshma Shetty, Founder of Ginkgo Bioworks at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Reshma Shetty shares the story of building Gingko Bioworks.

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