Demo Day FAQ

Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th, 2023

The Basics

What is Demo Day?

On Demo Day, Y Combinator's latest batch of startups present to an invite-only audience of approximately 1,500 investors and media. Winter 2023 Demo Day will be a two-day online-only event.

Demo Day is a private, invitation-only event and always oversubscribed. You receive an invitation and RSVPYES to attend.

There is no continuous list of investors who are always invited to Demo Day. Investors are invited based on their recent investment history in YC companies.

When is Demo Day?

In April and September each year.

Demo Day for the Winter 2023 batch will be held via live stream on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th, 2023.

Where is Demo Day held?

Demo Day is held online.

What is the current format of Demo Day?

Demo Day is a two-day virtual event. At the start of the day, a single-slide company summary, short company description, and team bio is available through the YC Demo Day website. The same website will also provide access to the live stream and the ability to contact each company. Each company presents for one minute, with breaks throughout the day.

How do I get an invitation to Demo Day?

Invitations are software generated and based on recent investment history in YC startups. If you do not receive an invitation, the best way to attend future Demo Days is to invest in YC companies.

How do I request a press pass?

Email press@ycombinator.com

Existing Invitations

A partner at my firm has received a Demo Day invite. Can additional people at our firm receive Demo Day invitations?

The only members of your firm who can attend Demo Day are those who have the authority to write checks. If you want other people at your firm to attend, please email a link to their LinkedIn profile to demoday@ycombinator.com. Please understand that we might not be able to accommodate your request.

Can I share my invite with someone else who is interested in attending Demo Day?

The invitation to Demo Day is for you and you only. It is not transferable and it cannot be used for multiple people.

Invitations to Demo Day are software generated and based on recent investment history in YC startups. We recommend you tell this person to research YC companies on our Startup Directory and invest in them. Then they will automatically be eligible to be invited to future Demo Days.

Can I transfer the invitation to someone else in my firm?

If you would like to transfer your invitation to another partner at the same firm, please email us at demoday@ycombinator.com.

Transfers to other partners are generally fine; transfers to associates or other non-partner staff are not.

During Demo Day

Can I get information on which companies will be presenting?

We don't share information on the companies in advance of Demo Day. However, companies launch throughout the batch on ourStartup Directory and Launch YC. Visit those to discover many of the companies presenting.