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 Biotech Fireside and Happy Hour – 9/17

The MIT Biotech Group and The Harvard Biotech Club are hosting us on Tuesday, September 17 for a fireside and happy hour with YC partner Jared Friedman and Visiting Partner Dr. Uri Lopatin.

YC at Grace Hopper

We’re excited to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration this year — the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. We’ll be teaming up with YC alum Elpha (a community where women in tech can talk candidly online) and hosting office hours on October 3 in Orlando.

Startup School Week 2 Recap: Michael Seibel, Adora Cheung, and Ilya Volodarsky

We’ve cut down the second week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. Lectures from: Michael Seibel on How to Plan an MVP; Adora Cheung on How to Set KPIs and Goals; Ilya Volodarsky on Analytics for Startups.

Applying to YC Early Decision – Rent the Backyard (YC S19)

We began offering the option to apply to Y Combinator Early Decision last September. For those of you who don’t know, if you’re a student, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply for one batch ahead of the current one. For example, you can apply to YC in September, get your acceptance in October, and start the program in June after you graduate.

We tried it as an experiment and it worked so well that we’re offering it permanently now, for both Winter and Summer batches.

The eight companies we accepted last Fall just finished the Summer 2019 batch. Read about one of the teams, Rent the Backyard, who applied to YC Early Decision.

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…

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