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If I were YC, I'd probably turn down most applicants the first time anyway and then wait and see who re-applies and see how much they've done since the first application. It's like interviewing someone and waiting to see if they follow-up.

This would weed out a lot of the wantrepreneurs who expect some external source to make them successful vs. building something.

It would probably be better at this point to think about what you're going to do over the next 6 months to build your product, which in turn will only help your odds for YC.




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