Big things are happening here in the South and the folks at Y Combinator have taken notice. So, they’re packing their bags and heading to TechSquare Labs in an effort to meet the brightest entrepreneurs in Atlanta. Grab a cup of coffee, get the scoop on Y Combinator, rub elbows with three of their partners, and get your burning questions answered.
WHEN: WHERE: TechSquare Labs – 859 Spring Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30308
RSVP and reserve your spot today!
Meet the Three Partners:
Kevin Hale was co-founder of Wufoo, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. He was responsible for Wufoo’s much-admired design and speaks widely about UX. Before Wufoo he wrote about design for Particletree and was editor in chief of the web development magazine Treehouse. He has a BA from Stetson University in Digital Arts and English.
Kat Manalac was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine where she managed brand and strategy. Kat has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.
Michael Seibel was the co-founder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.
About Y Combinator:
Twice a year they invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups (most recently 107). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
Visits to Georgia Tech + Morehouse College:
The partners are also visiting local universities. To showcase your team to Y Combinator, apply through the Georgia Tech (Feb. 25) and Morehouse (Feb. 24) event portals.