When is the Right Time to Apply Jeremy Rossmann of Make School 2 days ago   02:01

Y Combinator
Y Combinator partner and Scribd cofounder Jared Friedman answers the question, when is the right time to apply to Y Combinator?

https://twitter.com/snowmaker

Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

Comments 18 Comments

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_Wow_
paige xoxo
Is this the wow guy😂
Amit Thakur
What about solo founder? Can solo founder apply with an idea of solving fake news/ misinformation problem.
Whipcream With a Cherry on top
Wow..
Lydia Hernandez
*sees girl vaping*
Wow
George Lamburn
Very helpful video. I was wondering, this video was posted 5 days ago however the application deadline is 8pm March 25th. Are you still accepting applications? Or would this application process roll over into the next round? Thanks!
MYEONG GI
Thank you! Our team have already two ingredients you mentioned. We are looking forward to apply for next batch from South Korea.
James Walmsley
That's very encouraging so thanks for making the requirements clear and understandable Jared.
khouse
Hi just a suggestion, you should do this for biotech companies but biotechs need more, more like 500k as 150k is nothing (maybe you can do one preclinical poc in vivo but that’s it lol).
Cody Arsenault
Thank you Jared & YC!
Ghazi Binarandi
What about solo founders?
Chris Harman
YC puts out incredible and encouraging content...always helps keep me motivated!
Austin Ocampo
doppe
Genios
Thanks
New World
Great video!
Bilal B
#first
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Jeremy Rossmann of Make School When is the Right Time to Apply 2 days ago   42:17

Jeremy Rossmann is the cofounder of Make School. Make School is a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don't pay until they have a job after graduation. They were part of YC’s Winter 2012 batch.

You can find MakeSchool on Twitter @MakeSchool.

https://twitter.com/MakeSchool

The YC Podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

https://twitter.com/craigcannon

Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

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Topics

00:05 - What is Make School?

00:45 - How is their intensive track different than a traditional college course load?

1:55 - How are their students differentiated from students educated in a traditional CS program?

2:45 - Interacting with the parents of Make School students

7:45 - William Triska asks - What are some ways to encourage greater independence and autodidactic behavior in students pursuing technical skills and knowledge?

9:35 - The autodidact myth

15:30 - Two stakeholders making purchasing decisions: potential students and parents

19:40 - The education landscape 20 years from now

23:30 - Education stacking

24:35 - Vikram Malhotra asks - When are we going to do away with degrees?

32:15 - Evan Ward asks - Should liberal arts colleges consider adopting ISA's?

34:50 - Are there instances of predatory ISAs?

37:00 - Make School students who want to be entrepreneurs

40:00 - Advice for people in YC