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With Kat Maalac (Head of Outreach, Y Combinator), Nick Vivion (Founder, Ghost Works).
Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Join Y Combinator & StartOut founders for a discussion about the real experience in an accelerator program.
About this event
As another application season approaches, hear from Y Combinator & StartOut founders on how the experience in an accelerator program impacted their entrepreneurial journey.

After a short introduction & question & answer session, we'll have an open AMA session with our founders that have successfully completed the YC accelerator + StartOut Growth Lab programs.


3:00pm - Welcome & Introductions
3:15pm - Y Combinator Interview
3:30pm - AMA with YC + StartOut Founders
4:00pm - Goodnight!
Y Combinator (YC) is a startup accelerator. Since 2005, YC has invested in more than 3,500 companies including Airbnb, DoorDash, Stripe, Instacart, Dropbox, & Coinbase. The combined valuation of YC companies is approaching $1T. YC has programs & resources that support founders from idea to IPO. You can learn more about YC here.

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Kat Maalac

Head of Outreach at Y Combinator

As the Head of Outreach at YC, Kat participates in funding & supporting over 800 startups every year. Kat has been at YC since 2013 & has seen over 3,000 companies go through the program. Previously, Kat was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of reddit & investor), & prior to that, she was at WIRED Magazine. Kat graduated from Northwestern University, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area & was born in the Philippines.

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Moderator: Nick Vivion

StartOut Programming Board

Founder & Director of Communications at Ghost Works

Nick is the founder of Ghost Works where he helps brands communicate better through PR, content, digital advertising & brand marketing.

He's both a recovering business journalist & a recovering restaurateur, having covered travel & hospitality at tnooz & owned two restaurants in New Orleans. He was also the Senior Brand Journalist at travel tech company Sabre, where he pulled together content & communications from across the global organization.
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