Y Combinator is accepting applications from startups for the Winter 2023 funding cycle. It will take place from January–March 2023.
The batch will be remote with optional in-person components depending on the pandemic.
- If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 8 pm PT on September 12. Startups that submit early have a small advantage because we have more time to read their applications. And you can submit after the deadline - though keep in mind that if you apply late, you may not hear back from us with a decision for several weeks, January 19 at the latest.
- You must have at least 10% equity in the startup to be considered a founder by Y Combinator. Only founders can come to interviews if invited or attend batch events if accepted.
- We will be inviting teams to talk to us on a rolling basis. November 18 is the latest day you'll know by if you applied by the deadline. If you apply after the deadline, you'll hear back by January 19.
- Interviews will be held either in late October, November, or early December.
- This batch of Y Combinator will be remote due to COVID-19. It will be the same as every other batch, except that everything - office hours, batch events, Demo Day - is remote. We've worked hard to ensure we can provide the same or better networking, advice, and fundraising help that we always do. For more information on this, please read our FAQs.
- During the 3 month cycle we invite speakers every week to talk about their startup and what they learned.
- Every week or two, you'll have group office hours, where you'll talk with 5-8 companies and your YC partners for an hour. These group office hours are a chance to get to know companies in your batch that are going through similar things and to help each other.
- During and after the 3 months we introduce startups individually to people who could help them. The founders of other YC-funded companies tend to be especially helpful. Today the YC alumni network is probably the most powerful network in the startup world.
- About 11 weeks in, we organize an event called Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
- YC doesn't really end after 3 months; only the talks do. We continue to give advice and make introductions as long as our startups need — and so does the informal network of YC-funded companies.