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官方報名網頁: http://ycombinator.com/apply.html

報名資訊

  • 報名截止日期: October 21.
  • 報名網址: https://news.ycombinator.com/w2014form (需登入 YC)
  • 在 8 pm PT on October 21. 之前把產品弄上線,越早上線優勢越大(YC有更多時間可以審核),
  • 所有的 cofounder 必需在 HN 有帳號
  • 報名表單按 "update" 並不會把報名資訊送出去,要按 submit 才會,報名截止之前,可以無限次數 submit。
  • YC不會用 Email 跟你聯絡,必須常常登入 HN 在首頁會看到資訊。
  • 報名結果會在 November 4 公布。

報名表單內容

Company name

Company url, if any

Phone number(s):

Founders 介紹影片

所有 founder 的 HN 帳號

會去 Bay Area 的 founder HN 帳號

What is your company going to make?

If this application is a response to a YC RFS, which one?

Founders 資料

For each founder, please list: YC username; name; age; year of graduation, school, degree and subject for each degree; email address; personal url, github url, facebook id, twitter id; employer and title (if any) at last job before this startup. Put unfinished degrees in parens. List the main contact first. Separate founders with blank lines. Put an asterisk before the name of anyone not able to move to the Bay Area.

Please tell us in one or two sentences about the most impressive thing other than this startup that each founder has built or achieved.

Please tell us about the time you, XXXX, most successfully hacked some (non-computer) system to your advantage.

Please tell us about an interesting project, preferably outside of class or work, that two or more of you created together. Include urls if possible.

How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you're making?

What's new about what you're making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn't exist yet (or they don't know about it)?

Who are your competitors, and who might become competitors? Who do you fear most?

What do you understand about your business that other companies in it just don't get?

How do or will you make money? How much could you make? (We realize you can't know precisely, but give your best estimate.)

If you've already started working on it, how long have you been working and how many lines of code (if applicable) have you written?

How far along are you? Do you have a beta yet? If not, when will you? Are you launched? If so, how many users do you have? Do you have revenue? If so, how much? If you're launched, what is your monthly growth rate (in users or revenue or both)?

If you have an online demo, what's the url? (Please don't password protect it; just use an obscure url.)

How will you get users? If your idea is the type that faces a chicken-and-egg problem in the sense that it won't be attractive to users till it has a lot of users (e.g. a marketplace, a dating site, an ad network), how will you overcome that?

If you're already incorporated, when were you? Who are the shareholders and what percent does each own? If you've had funding, how much, who from, and at what valuation or valuation cap?

If you're not incorporated yet, please list the percent of the company you plan to give each founder, and anyone else you plan to give stock to. (This question is as much for you as us.)

If you have already participated or committed to participate in an incubator, "accelerator" or "pre-accelerator" program, please tell us about it.

If we fund you, which of the founders will commit to working exclusively (no school, no other jobs) on this project for the next year?

For founders who can't, why not? What level of commitment are they willing to make?

Do any founders have other commitments between January through March 2014 inclusive?

Do any founders have commitments in the future (e.g. finishing college, going to grad school), and if so what?

Where do you live now, and where would the company be based after YC?

Was any of your code written by someone who is not one of your founders? If so, how can you safely use it? (Open source is ok of course.)

If you had any other ideas you considered applying with, please list them. One may be something we've been waiting for. Often when we fund people it's to do something they list here and not in the main application.

Please tell us something surprising or amusing that one of you has discovered. (The answer need not be related to your project.)

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