YC Growth Program

About YC Growth

The YC Growth Program is designed for founder-CEOs who are leading rapidly growing companies approaching 50 employees. The program focuses on specific issues that every startup has to overcome in order to scale successfully—while also helping founders build relationships with others who are facing similar challenges.

The program is run by the YC Continuity team. There is a short application to complete and participation in the program is free. It costs founders nothing other than their time. There are three batches per year and the application is posted a few months before each batch.

the growth program


Peter Reinhardt

When you’re growing your company from 50 to 200 people, you need to hear real stories from others who’ve messed it up, fixed it, and are willing to no-B.S. tell you about it. The YC Growth Program gave us exactly that, across every department… HR, finance, marketing, sales, engineering, product… plus growing into CEOs from the CEOs ahead of us.

Peter Reinhardt, Founder, Segment (YC S11, YCG S2017)
Wade Foster

I participated in this program in the spring. It’s about as no-brainer a thing you can do if you’re scaling from 50 to 200 people or so. Classic YC. No-nonsense, all signal, minimal noise.

Wade Foster, Founder, Zapier (YC S12, YCG S2018)
Joris Poort

I found the program immensely helpful – both strategic and tactical growth advice and support far beyond what was available from our investors, network, or advisors. Great group of peer CEOs at similar growth stage, excellent speakers, and concrete actionable takeaways we have been able to implement at Rescale after every session.

Joris Poort, Founder, Rescale (YC W12, YCG S2018)
Stefan Lederer

I really enjoyed the program. Out of each of the dinners I got so many valuable ideas and action items that I immediately shared with my team and started to implement at our company. I learned so much in these few weeks, really amazing, I highly recommend it to every company in this phase.

Stefan Lederer, Founder, Bitmovin (YC S15, YCG S2018)

YC Growth Alumni