We’re excited to announce our 1st YC Build Sprint. This is a 4-week period where you'll work intensively towards a goal, alongside a community of founders. The sprint kicks off on Aug 24. We'll award 20 equity-free grants to companies who complete the sprint.
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Kyle Corbitt
Maker
Software Engineer, Y Combinator
Hey everyone! Really excited to launch the YC Build Sprint. We've been working on this for the last month. The main goal here is to help founders get as much done as possible in a 4-week period. We've found that time pressure can be really helpful for productivity, even if it's external (and even somewhat contrived). Really excited to see what everyone gets done over the next month. Let's build!
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Klaas FoppenI build things with code
@corbtt Cool project and I full agree, once you put on some time pressure on a project you quickly release what are the core features of your business and skip all the extra's!
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Masa, abirdwhale Kakinoki MasatoWorking on platform for self-learners
@corbtt This sounds a great learning and productive opportunity. Thank you for making this, Kyle
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Terry Xu
Mindful Suite | ex: Notarize, Twitter
@corbtt Great UI. Glad to see the updated YC portal and the approach of focusing on builders.
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Bishal SahaSolve Difficult Problems!
@corbtt "You do not need to achieve your sprint goal to be eligible." What does that mean?
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Kyle Corbitt
Maker
Software Engineer, Y Combinator
@bishal_saha1 That's referring to the 20 $10k grants we're giving out post-sprint -- eligibility for the grants isn't tied to whether you achieve the goal you set for yourself.
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Matthieu Rouif
maker PhotoRoom - ex:GoPro
Seems really cool. We did startup school last year with @eliotandres and it really helped us accelerate PhotoRoom and also get into YC. I would really recommend it. I am also curious about the improvements from last year?
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Kyle Corbitt
Maker
Software Engineer, Y Combinator
@eliotandres @matthieurouif Glad you enjoyed SUS and got into the batch! If you're interested in the changes between last year and the current continuous program, this blog post may be helpful: https://blog.ycombinator.com/sta...
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Justin E. Harrisvisionary, creative director
@eliotandres @matthieurouif @corbtt Major fan of the continuous program as a life long learner. Can’t wait to spend the next four weeks building like crazy!
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Peter MalickCEO and Founder, Inbound AV
This addresses our biggest challenge and we know we are certainly not alone. YC Startup School has been an invaluable resource and this appears to take it up a notch. Looking forward to it.
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LilTech & Her
This is so timely for me and my small (pre-launch) team currently working our way through Startup School. Definitely signing up :)
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Kyle Corbitt
Maker
Software Engineer, Y Combinator
@lilkioko Glad you're finding the platform useful! Definitely let us know if there's anything we can do better.
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Nik KotovCEO @ Frontline (YC S20)
Awesome! Often out of small projects big companies start. I went through Startup School this winter and got into YC for this summer's batch. I highly recommend everyone who is remotely thinking of starting something to go through Startup School first.
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Kyle Corbitt
Maker
Software Engineer, Y Combinator
@nkotov Yay! Glad you found SUS useful and glad you're in our current batch. :)
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