YC Events


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.

Participate in Cal Hacks’ hack:now and win prizes including summer mentorship or a YC interview

On April 24-26th, Cal Hacks is running hack:now, a 36-hour global online hackathon to foster innovative and technical solutions to challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic. Y Combinator is partnering with Cal Hacks and offering prizes for winners, including mentorship for top teams and a top prize of an interview for a future YC batch.

YC W20 Online Demo Day Now on March 16

Over the last few days, a large number of investors have accelerated their outreach to our current batch of founders. They are moving quickly to make investment decisions,…

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.

YC Fireside and Office Hours in NYC – Feb 10

Join us for a fireside and group office hours in New York City on February 10.

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