What do people want in a co-founder?
YC launched a co-founder matching platform about 3 months ago. There are now 16,000 co-founder profiles on the platform. Potential co-founders have sent 130,000 matching invites through the platform, and, with a 25% acceptance rate, we’ve seen a total of 33,000 matches.
Y Combinator Launches Co-Founder Matching Platform
by Catheryn Li7/6/2021
We’re excited to announce Y Combinator’s co-founder matching platform is now available for everyone through Startup School, our free online program and community for founders. Anyone actively looking for a co-founder can sign up.
Startup School Aspiring Founders Track Relaunches
by Kyle Corbitt3/16/2021
Starting today, we’re reopening the Startup School Aspiring Founders track as acontinuous course. This track is intended for potential founders who areinterested in starting a company in the future. You can register now for the new track.Historically, Startup School has focused on supporting founders actively workingon their companies. Last November we decided to expand our mission by launchinga new track [https://blog.ycombinator.
YC Build Sprint Winter 2021
by Kyle Corbitt2/2/2021
We’re delighted to announce the launch of another YC Build Sprint through Startup School ! It willbegin on February 15 and end on March 14. Signups just opened, so you can register for the sprint now.The Build Sprint is an opportunity for intense focus on your startup orside-project for a specific period of time.
Startup School for Future Founders
by Kyle Corbitt10/28/2020
We launched Startup School as an online program in 2017 to support foundersactively working on building their companies. On November 9th, we’re alsoopening Startup School to potential founders who are interested in starting acompany in the future. You can register for the new course today.
Announcing YC Build Sprint and 20 Equity-Free Grants
by Eric Migicovsky8/13/2020
We’re excited to announce our first-ever YC Build Sprint. This is a 4-weekperiod to work intensively towards a defined goal alongside a community ofthousands of other founders. The sprint will kick off on August 24 and beadministered through our free Startup School platform. Also, we’ll be awarding20 grants of $10,000 to winners selected from among the sprint participants! Sign up for Startup School and register for the sprint [https://www.
Startup School Relaunching as Continuous Program
by Kyle Corbitt6/17/2020
We’re excited to announce that Startup School (SUS) is relaunching today as acontinuous program. This change will allow us to serve many more founders thanthe traditional annual course we’ve been running since 2017 and better supportstartup founders year-round.In addition to this change to continuous admissions, we’ve revamped the StartupSchool experience to double down on the things our founders have found mostuseful.
Announcing the Startup School 2019 Grant Recipients
by Steven Pham12/27/2019
As part of our efforts to further support founders in Startup School, we awarded $15,000 in equity-free grants tothe most promising companies to go through the course. The quality (andquantity!) of founders who participated in Startup School this past year madethe grant selection process a tough one.Congratulations to the following startups* for their impressive progress overthe 10-weeks of Startup School!Arula [https://www.startupschool.