I got rejected from YC twice. Now it’s two months after Demo Day.
Over the course of the last year and a half I’ve gone through three YC interviews, been rejected twice and finally accepted the third time. I wanted to document my story because it has some humorous aspects and encourage people to apply, even if they don’t feel ready or have been rejected before. There are still 4 hours left to apply: ycombinator.com/apply
The first time I had ever heard of YCombinator was about halfway through my freshman year at MIT through this email to a list I was a part of:
For reference, at MIT Course 6 is Computer Science, Course 15 is Business and Management, and Course 17 is Political Science. In this the second email is sarcastically pointing out how obvious of an assertion the first email is. Reading that I felt silly since I was a Course 6 major and had never heard of this site!
4 months after that email, one of my close friends, Brett Van Zuiden, got...
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