Y Combinator, founded in March 2005, has grown to become “the tech world’s most prestigious program for budding digital entrepreneurs,” according to Wired Magazine.
- Known as: YC
- Location: Mountain View, CA
- Class info: two three-month “boot camps” per year: Jan-Mar and Jun-Aug. Class size has grown from 8 companies in 2005 to over 60.
- Funding: $11,000 per team + $3,000 for each founding team member in exchange for ~6-7% of the company. Also Ron Conway and Yuri Milner offer every team a $150,000 convertible note investment. (more…)
The GSB Entrepreneur Club is hosting an event to help you find a job at an awesome startup tomorrow. Three recent alumni will talk about their experiences working at Airbnb, Thumbtack and Evernote.
- Tuesday, May 8th, 12-1pm, Stanford Knight Management Center, room M109
Interested in NoSQL and Big Data? The MIT/Stanford Venture Lab is hosting a panel discussion tomorrow evening on ‘Scaling the Enterprise into the New Age.’
The event is hosted at the Stanford GSB, but guests must register for the event: http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=439
Panelists will include:
- James Phillips, director and co-founder of Couchbase
- Max Schireson, president at 10gen
- Doug Cutting, chairman of the board of directors at Apache Software Foundation, creator of Hadoop
- Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president of database server technologies at Oracle
Interested in entrepreneurship in the Philippines?
Panelists Lourdes Montenegro and Jojo Flores will discuss current trends and the outlook for technology entrepreneurship in the Philippines. Lourdes Montenegro is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of San Carlos and Jojo Flores is the co-founder of operations at the Plug & Play Technology Center.
- free and open to all, May 8, Stanford Skilling Auditorium, 4:15 p.m.