Y Combinator & IIT Kanpur Event (India)
Join us for a talk with Y Combinator partner and CEO Michael Seibel. Before YC, Michael was the co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv (which later became Twitch and sold to Amazon for $1B), and Socialcam. Michael will cover some of the myths that exist around starting startups, what you should do while you’re still in school if you want to start a company, and he’ll talk about how YC can help you get started. Harsh Pokhrana is the Founder of OkCredit, a Bangalore-based startup that enables small merchants to digitize their bookkeeping. Harsh is a 2014 Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur. Harsh will talk about his startup journey and YC experience. Michael and Harsh will also spend time answering your questions.
About YC: Y Combinator is a startup fund based in Mountain View, CA. Twice a year YC invests a small amount of money in a large number of startups. The YC partners work closely with each company to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each batch culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected audience of investors. Y Combinator has invested in over 2,500 companies including Stripe, Airbnb, Instacart, Dropbox, Reddit, Coinbase and Ginkgo Bioworks. The combined valuation of YC companies is over $150B.