Startups For Students Guide
In the past two years, we’ve met over 6,000 students during our virtual outreach tours. We compiled a list of the questions they most frequently asked about startups, and created this Startups for Students Guide.
YC's First Virtual IIT Tour
by Kat Mañalac9/1/2020
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first series of virtualtalks at 7 IITs this fall.At the events, you’ll meet YC partners and alumni from each of the schools.They’ll talk about how they started their companies, the challenges they facedearly on, and they’ll share advice for students who want to start and scale acompany one day.Today, YC has funded over 100 India-based startups who have raised more than$700M in capital.
Apply Early for YC W21
by Kat Mañalac8/31/2020
The deadline to apply for YC Winter 2021 is Wednesday, September 23 at 8pm PT.We created a deadline because deadlines are good motivational mechanisms forfinishing tasks. Unsurprisingly, about eighty percent of all YC applications aresubmitted the week before the deadline.But we’ve sometimes seen companies not apply to YC because they don’t want towait until our regular interview cycle (October and November for the Winter 2021batch) to raise money.
Applying to YC Early Decision – GreenTiger (YC S19)
by Kat Mañalac9/23/2019
Last week, we interviewed Wren about their EarlyDecision experience. Thisweek, we talked to GreenTiger .For those of you who don’t know, if you’re a student, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply now forthe summer batch.GreenTiger is an app that allows users to trade US stocks from India,commission-free.
Applying to YC Early Decision - Wren (YC S19)
by Kat Mañalac9/17/2019
Last week, we interviewed Rent the Backyard about their Early Decision experience. This week, we talked to Wren.For those of you who don’t know, if you’re a student, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply now forthe summer batch.Wren makes it simple to offset your personal — or your company’s — carbonemissions.
YC at Grace Hopper
by Kat Mañalac9/13/2019
We’re excited to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration this year — the world’slargest gathering of women technologists.Oct 2, 6pm-9pm: Happy HourWe’re hosting a happy hour with AWS and YC alum Elpha (acommunity where women in tech can talk candidly online). Register here.Oct 3: Office HoursIf you’re interested in starting a startup or want feedback on a project you’rebuilding, we’d love to meet you.
Applying to YC Early Decision - Rent the Backyard (YC S19)
by Kat Mañalac9/10/2019
We began offering the option to apply to Y Combinator Early Decision last September. If you’re astudent, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply one batch ahead ofthe current one. For example, you can apply to YC in September, get youracceptance 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 itpermanently now, for both Winter and Summer batches.