"I doubt that Stripe would have worked without YC. It's that simple. Acquiring early customers, figuring out who to hire, closing deals with banks, raising money -- YC's partners were closely involved and crucially helpful."
Startups helped by the famous US accelerator Y Combinator are more successful than the average startup. That’s why we want to increase – in collaboration with Dutch Y Combinator alumni – the number of applications and acceptances for the very best early-stage startups in the Netherlands.
We gathered a strong group of YC Alumni & expert coaches to disclose the secret sauce of a successful Y Combinator application with insights into the selection process. They will tell you the Do's & Dont's and give you valuable feedback to add that final touch to your application.
Who's it for?
Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded over 2,000 startups, a community of over 4,000 founders. Their companies have a combined valuation of over $100B.
This opportunity is available for 12 Dutch early-stage startups serious about applying to YC or who are already in the process of putting together their application. In order to give direct support and one-on-one feedback sessions, we have to limit participants to a curated group.
Y Combinator's goal is to get you through the first phase. This usually means: get you to the point where you’ve built something impressive enough to raise money on a larger scale. This means they/we are looking for organisations mostly pre-Series A gaining initial traction with their product. Of course, this isn't a strict requirement and we urge those who feel it be relevant to apply for the session.
They talk about it best
Patrick Collison, Founder, Stripe (YC S09)
Why would you join?
If you want to give yourself the best chance of success when applying for YC then this session is for you. Here are three reasons:
- Detailed YC application feedback from those that were previously successful applicants
- Insights into the selection process and how it works at YC
- Pitch experts to help you craft the perfect story and boil down your message for an international audience
- Network with other startup founders and share your challenges
In order to join the session, we need to find out more about your company. All you have to do to apply for selection is answer some short questions via this Typeform and we'll be in touch to update you with further information.
To confirm, this session is completely free of charge and we don't look to take payment or equity in any way.