Y Combinator is accepting applications from startups for the Summer 2021 funding cycle. It will take place from June–August 2021. If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 8 pm PT on March 15. Startups that submit early have a small advantage because we have more time to read their applications. And you can submit after the deadline – though keep in mind that if you apply late, we can’t guarantee the exact date of when you’ll hear back from us with a decision.
This batch of Y Combinator will be remote due to COVID-19. It will be much the same as every other batch. We’ve worked hard to ensure we can provide the same networking, advice, and fundraising help that YC always provides.
During the 3 month cycle, we invite speakers every week 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 are a chance to get to know companies in your batch that are going through similar things and to help each other.
During and after the 3 months we introduce startups individually to people who could help them. The founders of other YC-funded companies tend to be especially helpful. Today the YC alumni network is probably the most powerful network in the startup world.
About 11 weeks in, we organize an event called Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
YC doesn’t really end after 3 months; only the talks do. We continue to give advice and make introductions as long as our startups need—-and so does the informal network of YC-funded companies.
Click here for a list of startups YC is interested in seeing.