YCombinator rejects 97.15% of all applications.
Is there a strategy for raising your odds of getting into YCombinator?
The short answer is yes.
Watch this 2 minutes 11 second video on how Jas Grewal, CEO of CareSkore did it.
One way is to spend 18-24 months with a non-equity based accelerator, get your business positioned and validated, learn what it takes to get funded, and only then apply to YCombinator.
Your odds of success will be orders of magnitude higher.
A good way to prepare is to have a mentor who has a deep knowledge of positioning, validation and seed funding. Have no such relationship? Come talk to me.
Related Video: Probability of Fund Raising [2:53]
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