Y Combinator’s Work at a Startup Expo Is Online on Thursday, December 3rd

by Ryan Choi11/18/2020

Y Combinator runs our annual Work at a Startup Expo as a way of introducing promising YC startups to engineers (and others) who want to learn more about startups and might consider working at one. This year’s event is happening on Thursday, December 3rd and will be entirely online, including both the founder pitches and the virtual expo hall:


The event is an efficient way to meet a number of great startups all at once, and not have to seek them out yourself. We start the event with rapid pitches from founders — like Demo Day, but for engineers instead of investors — to give you a quick way to survey the startups. There is also custom software to let you easily like the ones that stood out, so founders can reach out to you.

After the pitches, we open up an expo hall (again, all virtual) to give you a chance to meet founders and early employees, learn more about the domain and technology, and hear about open roles. We’ve been experimenting with the format over the last few months, and recent participants of YC events say it’s just as good as our past in-person events. (Thank goodness!)

We aim to have 40 or so YC startups attend and give pitches, with a bias towards ones that have graduated in more recent YC batches (W20, S20). These startups are vetted by YC and have raised a healthy round of funding. A good number of the roles they are hiring for are in engineering and design, but there will also be non-tech roles as well.

We’re finding more and more people are joining YC startups this year, and for a variety of reasons: to pursue something better aligned with their values, to have a bigger impact through their work, to grow skills in ways that their current jobs won’t allow, and (yes) to seek out “the next big thing”.

If you might be considering something new — or even if you’re just curious to know what’s out there — we welcome you to create a profile and apply to join us for an informative and efficient evening of networking, job hunting or seeing if startups are for you.

View the companies and apply: https://www.workatastartup.com/events/startup-career-expo-s20


  • Ryan Choi

    Ryan works with YC companies to find great engineers — from 2-person startups to larger ones like Airbnb, Stripe and Instacart.