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Applying to Y Combinator
Y Combinator is accepting applications from startups for the Winter 2024 funding cycle (Jan-Apr).
The application deadline for applying to Y Combinator is today, October 13th. However, they accept late submissions until the program starts in January. If you’re interested in applying, reach out!
The Application Deadline
Last I wrote in February, I shared that my team got backed by the Y Combinator (YC) accelerator program. YC is a venture capital firm that YC hosts two “batches” of 200+ startups per year. The application deadline for the upcoming batch is today, though they accept late applications (like mine this time last year!)
Getting a recommendation from a YC-backed founder increases your chance of getting accepted. With a 1.4% acceptance rate into the program, I’d highly recommend getting a recommendation from an alumni.
From my anecdotal experience, about 10% of Y Combinator founders are female. I’d like to be part of changing that. The picture below does an accurate job depicting the male-to-female ratio.
If you know a female founder in the early stages of starting a company and would like to apply to YC, please have them get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re hiring at Fern
Since leaving Amazon/AWS, I co-founded Fern. Fern is an open source developer tool that makes it easier to build REST APIs.
Looking to join an early-stage startup? We’re hiring a frontend engineer and a full-stack engineer to join us.
The Role at a Glance
Compensation: $125,000 - $175,000 per year + equity
Title: Founding Engineer
Location: NYC (in office)
Learn more: buildwithfern.com/careers
Interested? Drop me a line at email@example.com
Thanks for following my journey,