Female Founders Conference applications are open now

by Surbhi Sarna, Diana Hu6/18/2024

We’re bringing the Female Founders Conference back in person, and we’ll be hosting it on August 2 at our office in the Dogpatch in San Francisco.

For the first time since 2018, we’ll gather current and future founders who identify as women together to share their stories, give advice, and make connections.

If you are an engineer or scientist and you’re thinking about starting a startup, we hope hearing stories from women founders will inspire you to take the leap yourself.

Throughout the day, you’ll meet YC partners and alumni, and other smart builders who want to solve problems and start impactful companies. We’ll be joined by eminent founders like Tracy Young (Plangrid, TigerEye), Maddie Hall, who is growing super trees for carbon removal, and many more YC alumni.

The half-day event will feature talks and panels, followed by a reception.

Learn more and apply here.


  • Surbhi Sarna

    Surbhi is a group partner at Y Combinator. Prior to YC, Surbhi was CEO of nVision Medical, which was acquired by Boston Scientific.

  • Diana Hu

    Diana Hu is a Group Partner at YC. She was co-founder/CTO of Escher Reality (YC S17), an AR Backend company acquired by Niantic (makers of Pokémon Go). At Niantic, she was the head of the AR platform.