YC News


YC and Ginkgo Bioworks announce new partnership for synthetic biology startups

Ginkgo Bioworks was the first bio company YC funded, back in summer 2014, which makes us especially delighted to announce a new partnership between YC and Ginkgo. Ginkgo…

YC W20 Interviews in Western Europe

This fall, we will be hosting interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Paris for founders based in Western Europe. Interviews will take place from November 5-7 and…

YC W20 Interviews in India

We’re excited to announce that we are holding interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Bangalore for founders based in India. Interviews will take place from November 10…

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 Interviews in Israel

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Tel Aviv for founders based in Israel. These interviews will take place on September 10th and 11th.

Announcing Startup School 2019

Today, we’re opening up registration for Startup School 2019, our free online course for founders looking to get help turning an idea into a startup. The 10 week course will begin July 22, 2019 and is free for everyone to participate. You can register at StartupSchool.org.

Female Founders Office Hours and Happy Hour – July 26

We’re hosting group office hours and a happy hour for female founders on July 26 at the YC office in Mountain View, California.

If you’re in the early stages of building a company we’d love to meet you — anyone from idea stage through Series A is welcome to join.

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