Apply Early for YC W21

The deadline to apply for YC Winter 2021 is Wednesday, September 23 at 8pm PT. But if you’re interested in the possibility of interviewing early, you can apply early.

YC Summer 2020 Batch Stats

At our 31st Demo Day, 198 companies presented virtually over two days. Below are some stats about the YC Summer 2020 batch.

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.

Open Office Hours: Sign up for Office Hours with YC Partners 

We’re delighted to announce that YC is hosting online office hours for startup founders every Friday throughout the month of September. If you’re in the early stages of building a company, we’d love to meet you — anyone from idea stage through Series A, and any non-profit is welcome to sign up.

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.

Career and Resume Advice: Student Edition

With the launch of YC’s list of startups hiring for fall 2020 interns, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for advice from students about their upcoming fall plans. I provided some resume tips previously, and now I want to answer some frequently asked questions that are relevant to students.

Announcing the YC Startup Library

We’re excited to announce the launch of the YC Startup Library, found at ycombinator.com/library. Over the last 15 years, YC has invested in and worked with more than 2,000 companies, and we’ve seen and learned from their successes and failures. The library consolidates the knowledge and advice we’ve previously published and provides a central location for new content.

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