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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.

YC’s Director of Events on Hosting a Virtual Event

by Lindsay Selvitelle4/17/2020

It’s likely that the responsibility of hosting virtual events no longer fallssolely on the webinar expert in your organization. It’s now a necessity for allteams to host their own virtual events to stay connected with customers,employees and followers. The uptick in virtual events at YC — and amongst YCcompanies — has reminded us that the details matter. For an audience to find anevent truly valuable, you have to remove distractions and over prepare for thehiccups.

YC Fireside and Office Hours at Harvard - Feb 11

by Y Combinator1/30/2020

Join us for a fireside chat with YC partner Aaron Harris, hosted by Harvard WiCS. Aaron graduated from Harvard in 2006 and has beena partner at YC since 2013. He’ll share what he’s learned from working with over1,000 startups, and he’ll talk about what you should work on while you’re inschool if you’re interested in starting a company. Food and drink will beserved.

YC Bio Tour - 2020

by Y Combinator1/16/2020

This year, for the first time, we’ll be visiting universities and institutionsto meet founders who are focused on building biotech and healthcare companies.Since 2014, YC has funded over 250 bio, healthcare, and life science companies,making us one of the largest seed stage bio/healthcare funders in the world. YCpartner Jared Friedman and visiting partner Dr.

Office Hours for Startups Tackling Climate Issues

by Y Combinator9/4/2019

We’re delighted to announce that YC is hosting online office hours for foundersof startups and nonprofits that are solving climate issues on Tuesday, September24.If you’re in the early stages of building a company we’d love to meet you —anyone from idea stage through Series A and any sized nonprofit is welcome tojoin.From 10am to noon, we’ll host 15-minute office hours where you’ll get to chatonline with YC partner Gustaf Alströmer and Director of Admissions StephanieSimon.

YC at the University of Washington - April 18

by Kat Mañalac4/7/2019

Startup UW will be hosting YC on Thursday, April 18 for a talk and office hoursat the University of Washington.YC Group Office Hours at UW April 18 – 2pm-5pm PTJoin YC partners Gustaf Alstromer and Kat Manalac for group office hours. Groupoffice hours are 45 minutes each and include up to four other teams. It’s a goodway to meet other founders and listen/give feedback on each others’ biggestchallenges.

YC at Stanford - April 9

by Kat Mañalac3/28/2019

YC will be visiting Stanford and hosting a talk and group office hours on April9.YC Group Office Hours at Stanford April 9 – 2:00-4:30pm PTLocation: Stanford Campus (details to come)Join YC partner Kevin Hale for group office hours. Group office hours are 45minutes each and include up to four other teams. It’s a good way to meet otherfounders and listen/give feedback on each others’ biggest challenges.