Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley based seed accelerator which has launched over 2,000 companies including Stripe, Airbnb, Cruise Automation, DoorDash, Coinbase, Instacart, and Dropbox, with alumni having a combined valuation of over $155 billion, is currently accepting applications!
Here are the details below about applying to Y Combinator Accelerator as it appears on their website here. Good Luck!
Y Combinator is accepting applications from startups for the Summer 2020 funding cycle. It will take place in Mountain View, CA from June–August 2020.
If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 8 pm PT on March 16. Startups that submit early have a small advantage because we have more time to read their applications. And you can submit after the deadline - though keep in mind that the later you apply, the harder it is to get in.
On April 20 by 11:59PM PST, we’ll invite the startups that seem most promising to meet us in Mountain View either in late April, May, or early June. We’ll reimburse reasonable travel expenses.
We decide what startups to fund after each day of interviews.
If we invest in your startup, your company’s founding team is expected to move to the Bay Area for June–August 2020. You can of course relocate the company afterward if you want, but it’s a good place for a startup to be.
Y Combinator doesn’t supply office space. We have space your company can use if you need to, but we expect your startup to work out of wherever you find to live. It is no coincidence that so many successful startups have started this way; it’s the ideal setup for the initial phase.
We have regular office hours year round for startups who want to talk about what they’re building, or get advice on dealing with investors. We also have occasional events at YC.
During and after the 3 months we introduce startups individually to people who could help them. The founders of other YC-funded companies tend to be especially helpful. Today the YC alumni network is probably the most powerful network in the startup world.
About 11 weeks in, we organize an event called Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
YC doesn’t really end after 3 months; only the dinners do. We continue to give advice and make introductions as long as our startups need—-and so does the informal network of YC-funded companies.