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 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. The only difference: you can stay closer to home.

If accepted, you will join the YC Winter 2020 batch immediately. The in-person program starts in January in Mountain View, California, but you will receive funding and have access to YC partners and resources right away.

To date, we have funded over 175 companies from Western Europe, including Front, Algolia, and GitLab. We look forward to interviewing more founders from Western Europe closer to their home.

The deadline to apply to meet us in Paris is September 25, which is the same deadline for everyone applying to YC.

Apply here.

We look forward to meeting you soon! If you have any questions, send us an email at