I'm really enjoying my role as Y Combinator's Ambassador to the East
(taking it so seriously, I'm in Laos right now!
Most importantly, this entails engaging the startup community here on the east side of the U.S. As it turns out, lots of folks still have questions about what happens at Y Combinator.
Well, Harj (who started this founder-turned-YCer trend) and I will be visiting Boston & New York next week to host an open Q&A meetup for any and all startup founders (or even just the startup-curious!) interested in Y Combinator. There will be snacks and drinks (gotta be >= 21 please. Sorry!)
It'll be a chance to ask the two of us anything you want in front of a lot of people (please share details of the event freely, though we won't have anything setup to broadcast, etc). We'll also be inviting all YC startups still in the area, so you'll have plenty of veterans to chat with.
Please join us for a few fun hours and maybe we'll show you the secret handshake.*
And a big thank you to our hosts in each city who so graciously let us crash their workspaces with our beer, snacks, and startup geekery.
Boston (11 Oct) --> RSVP here4th floor, One Broadway
7pm to 10pm
Cambridge, MA 02142
The splendid folks at The Cambridge Innovation Center & Venture Cafe [fixed URL] are hosting the Boston event. In fact, they're so splendid, they're providing an open bar for the event. Thank you very much.
New York (13 Oct) --> RSVP here
7pm to 10pm
54 W 21st St #1001
NY, NY 10010
Chris Dixon (@cdixon) and the awesomesauce Hunch.com team will be hosting the New York event at their office.
*There's no handshake.