Y Combinator

  • Gates Hillman Centers
  • Rashid Auditorium 4401
  • Hosted jointly with ACM@CMU
Career Presentation

Join YC partners and team for a great talk. Learn about how to structure a great pitch, what YC looks for in companies and what it's like going through the program.

The YC team will also be hosting one-on-one office hours with students throughout the day on February 23 starting at 1:00 PM, in Gates Hillman 6121. You can sign up for office hours here.

About Y Combinator
Y Combinator is a startup seed fund based in Mountain View, CA. In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, and the YC partners work closely with each company to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each batch culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected audience of investors. Y Combinator has invested in over 1,500 companies including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart, Machine Zone and Docker. The combined market capitalization of YC companies is currently over $80B.

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