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 and are 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.

Accepted companies will join the Summer 2020 batch immediately. The in-person program starts in June in Mountain View, California, but funding and access to YC partners and resources happens right away.

Over the years, we’ve received an increasing number of applications from South America, and hosting interviews locally will allow us to interview more of you. In previous batches, we’ve funded South American companies like Rappi, Brex, and Quero Education. We look forward to funding more.

The deadline to apply is March 16, which is the same deadline for all startups applying to YC.

Apply here.

We look forward to meeting you soon! If you have any questions, send us an email at apply@ycombinator.com.