Twice a year (fall and spring), we visit cities and universities around the world. Our goal is to meet founders and future founders, introduce them to the YC community, and share what we’ve learned from helping thousands of startups launch and grow.
Below is a list of the first cities we are visiting virtually this fall. We’ll update the list as we add locations. In each of these cities, we’ll host talks with YC partners and alumni who built successful companies in each of the regions. They’ll talk about how they got started, the myths around starting startups, and they’ll answer questions from founders in the audience.
If you are starting a startup or have questions about YC, we want to meet you. We believe startups will be a continued driver of innovation and economic growth around the world, and we hope to see more startups start in places that haven’t historically been thought of as technology hubs. These days, about 40% of the companies YC funds are from outside the US — and we’re excited to see even more talented international founders join the community.
If you can’t make any of the events below, we’re also hosting open office hours with founders throughout the month of September. Read more about them here.
Here are the first events we’ll be hosting:
September 3: Latin America: Y Combinator & Platzi
September 8: Nigeria: Y Combinator & Paystack
September 15: The Netherlands: Y Combinator & TechLeap
September 19: Indonesia and Singapore: Y Combinator & Payfazz/Xfers
September 21: Turkey: Y Combinator & Webrazzi
September 29: France: Y Combinator & Station F
October 13: United Kingdom: Y Combinator & Oxford Entrepreneurs
October 20: Canada: Y Combinator & The Hatchery
October 20-22: Japan: Y Combinator & SVJP’s Road to Silicon Valley – featuring YC Bio alum
October 21: Australia: Y Combinator & UTS
India: IIT Tour
– IIT Roorkee (September 4)
– IIT Kharagpur (September 18)
– IIT Kanpur (September 25)
– IIT Madras (October 2)
– IIT Guwahati (October 9)
– IIT Bombay (October 16)
– IIT Delhi (October 23)
– IIT Tour Wrap Up Event (October 24)
Coming Up Next: Brazil
We’ll update the list as we add more locations, and you can sign up here if you’d like us to email you when we announce the dates for our next talks.