Y Combinator (YC) provides seed funding for startups. This call is for applications for the Summer 2018 funding cycle.
24 Mar 2018
$120,000 funding for 7% equity.
The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which YC works intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. After about 11 weeks, they will hold an event called Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
YC and its alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.
OTHER KEY DATES
On April 17, 2018, the groups that seem most promising to them will be invited to meet them in Mountain View, California, United States, in late April. They will decide who to fund after each day of interviews.
Successful applicants will be expected to move with their team to the Bay Area for the June - August 2018 period.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.