Y Combinator (YC) provides seed funding for startups. This call is for applications for the Summer 2021 funding cycle.
19 Mar 2021
$125,000 funding for 7% equity.
The Summer 2021 batch of Y Combinator will be remote due to COVID-19. During this 3 month cycle,YC works intensively with you to get your company into the best possible shape and refine your pitch to investors. Every week a speaker will be invited to talk about their startup and what they learned.. Every week or two, you’ll have group office hours, where you’ll talk with 5-8 companies and your YC partners for an hour. These group office hours provide you with an opportunity to get to know companies in your batch that are going through similar things and to help each other.
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 (probably the most powerful network in the startup world) continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.
OTHER KEY DATES
You can still submit after the deadline – note that the later you apply, the harder it is to get in, and the exact date you’ll hear back from them with a decision is not guaranteed.
Jan 27 2021: Submission deadline for consideration for an early interview in early February 2021.
May 7, 2021: The latest day you’ll know whether you’ve been invited to talk to them (if you applied by the March 19 deadline).
April, May, or early June 2021: Interviews will be held.
June–August 2021: Successful applicants will be expected to take part in the Summer 2021 batch.
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).