YC Demo Day(s)

by Alexis Ohanian8/25/2009

Demo Day was last week! This was the ninth time and it was probably the best yet. Noticeable differences were the decrease in attendee “drop-offs” and the number of investors who stayed afterward talking to the founders. I think there were about 200 investors who attended over the two days. That’s just about the capacity of our space so we may need to switch to three days this winter, because I don’t like having to turn people away.

Because there were so many startups presenting this time, we cut the demos down to 4 minutes. It actually worked well– there was no one who couldn’t explain what they were doing in 4 minutes and the investors seemed to like the new format a lot. Everyone did a great job presenting, too.

Here are some photos shared on FanChatter: http://demoday.fanchatter.com/


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