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I'm mid-application for the YC Winter 2016 cycle, but I'm concerned because neither my cofounder nor I come from a technical background, yet our idea is technical. Do you see this as a deterrent to being accepted?

Honestly yes, that's a negative. It'd be possible to overcome with a really good answer on how you will get the technology built, but it's harder than ever to be an entirely non-technical team--recruiting engineers is just so difficult and expensive.

Got it. Thank you for the reply. We both work in technology, so we do know people but were honestly hoping YC could help us with a sort of road map. The idea is worth what we may have to overcome.

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