Y Combinator:The Secret in this Incubator's Sauce
Y Combinator: The Secret in This Incubator’s Sauce
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Harj Taggar, Partner, Y CombinatorJoe Gebbia, CPO and Co-founder, AirbnbSteve Huffman, Co-founder, Hipmunk and RedditJude Gomila, Co-founder, HeyzapRandall Stross, Author, The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups - Moderator
Companies like Heyzap, Airbnb, Hipmunk, Reddit and Dropbox are all very different but have one mighty factor in common – they got their initial green and kibitz from Y Combinator. Heralded by Wired as the “most prestigious program for budding digital entrepreneurs,” YC rests on a formula of seed funding, peer networking and a three-month do-or-die boot camp. What is the secret to the Y Combinator sauce that turns out such wildly successful companies? Hear from Y Combinator Partner Harj Taggar and four of its most booming YC graduates to get a look behind the curtain of this Silicon Valley incubator icon.
Location: SF Club Office Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking receptionCost: Regular: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes reserved seating and premium reception with the speakers. Limited to 65 guests): $60 standard, $45 members.