Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

As a YC alum, I strongly recommend YC to anyone considering it -- even if you don't get in, it's a great way to think about your startup.

(Wow, it doesn't even seem like the Winter 2013 were 6 months ago yet. I wonder how much the reduction in class size (previously discussed on HN) will affect YC S13.)




Winter 2013 applications weren't 6 months ago. One of the things we realized after starting YC is that January and June are 5 months apart, not 6. So we have 2 more months between batches in the fall. That's why Startup School is in the fall.


Random question:

Demo day for summer YC is towards the end of August.

I've heard anecdotally that many investors travel during August, and that it is a poor time to fundraise.

But I've also heard that many investors come to Demo Day.

Is the anecdotal information that I heard incorrect?


Both are true. A lot of investors travel in August, but I've heard a significant number now arrange their trips so as to be in town for Demo Day.

Whatever the cause, there's no observable difference between the amount that gets raised by summer and winter batches.


> One of the things we realized after starting YC is that January and June are 5 months apart, not 6.

Yay! I am just 27, non-achiever and already knew that! :) </joke>


Thanks for the advice. As an n-time YC reject where n currently equals 1, I totally agree it's a great way to think about your startup and an excellent exercise in communication.

I'd imagine n is going to get larger over time for us before we can prove ourselves worthy, but we'll keep applying. In retrospect, I think it'll be fun to look back at all our applications and see what progress we've made and how our idea changes over time. If anything, we'll have a clear message by then. ;-)


Would you even recommend it for someone not interested in making it through? I'm just curious as to the overall process.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: