Every year, thousands of startups apply to Y Combinator, hoping to join the ranks of alumni like Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, & Reddit. But the application process is tough - 99% of applicants don't get in.
Those startups that get accepted join a unique & powerful accelerator. They get into a 3 month program that helps many of them change the trajectory of their business. They work with experts & startup veterans to develop their product, sharpen their vision, & hone their marketing strategy prep for the acclaimed YC demo day.
For many, the most valuable part of YC is the community of alumni they join. A community which by the way includes Bulletin, Burrow, Cleanly, REZI, Paperspace, WayUp, & The Lobby... the founders of which have joined us on previous Stacklist panels.
Thinking about applying? Then join us on February 20th as Y Combinator alumni share their advice on the application process, & what to expect before, during, & after the intensive 3-month program.
About the Speakers
Austin Woolridge is the CEO & co-founder of Players' Lounge(YC S18), a platform for gamers to play their favorite games in head to head competitions & tournaments for cash prizes. Players' Lounge services millions of dollars in prize money each month & has been featured in ESPN, Sports Illustrated & Tech Crunch.Austin holds a bachelor degree in History from Wesleyan University, where he was a four year starter on the men's soccer team. He is also an accomplished music producer, scoring hits for French Montana, Fabolous, Pusha T, & Kid Ink.
Yarden Horwitz is Co-Founder at Spate(YC S18).Spate is your machine intelligence solution for finding the next big consumer trend in food, fashion & beauty. They analyze millions of consumer behavior signals from across the web to identify new trends & understand why they're trending. We provide the data-backed insights needed for consumer brands to confidently activate on new trends in product & marketing.Yarden is an ex-Googler who was part of starting Google's Trendspotting division (ie Google Skin Care Trends Report, Google Hair Care Trends Report).
Peter Pezarisis Founder & CEO of CodeStream(YC S18), a service that helps development teams discuss, review, & understand code. Prior to CodeStream,Peterwas Founder & CEO of Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral in 2015, andMultiply.com, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers in 2010. He also foundedCommissioner.com, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS in 1999. A seasoned entrepreneur & tech executive,Peteris a recognized expert in the collaboration & social networking space, pioneering several oftoday's most commonly used features in real-time messaging.Peterholds BS degrees in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Darya Moldavskayais Co-Founder at ReverCare (YC S19). ReverCare is designed for a working professional who is stretched thin on time & overwhelmed with caregiving responsibilities for her elderly parent. ReverCare helps her find, vet, & book appointments with affordable elder care professionals: elder law attorneys, geriatric social workers, & aging-in-place specialists. Prior to ReverCare, Darya spent five years as a labor market consultant at Mercer. She has worked with large employers on developing technologies to help implement HR strategy around benefits & diversity & inclusion.
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