The day has finally arrived. Y Combinator, one of the top three accelerators in the world, will finally be here in India this week as part of its visit to 11 countries – Nigeria, Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Israel, and India.
YC Partners Tim Brady and Adora Cheung will be in Delhi today and Bengaluru on September 25 to kickstart the famed YC Office Hours. Startups will receive practical advice from the YC partners in a 25 minutes one-on-one interaction.
Following that will be a fireside chat at Innov8 where startups can listen to Tim Brady, Adora Cheung, and YC alum ClearTax and Razorpay, ask them questions and find out what it’s really like to start a startup.
Interestingly, this is Y Combinator’s first visit to India to meet founders in Bengaluru and Delhi and gather insights right from the ground about the Indian startup ecosystem. The visit comes almost two months after it announced the induction of three Indian startups into its summer batch, making it by far the largest representation of Indian companies at one of Silicon Valley’s most sought after accelerator programmes.
As a kickstart to YC’s exciting visit, we decided to take a trip down memory lane to the years when YC selected an Indian company to be a part of its accelerator programme, starting from 2011 when HackerRank (Interviewstreet back then) became the first Indian company to earn the YC Badge!