I'm working on a startup in senior year of HS, about to get into college, might apply to YC. What do yall think I should do? Gap year? On-the-side while in college? Not sure.
03/25/2023, 6:12 AM
If you can write code, go for it. If not, learn to write code in college.
03/27/2023, 9:03 AM
Applying ti yc is one thing. Getting accepted is a whole other story
03/27/2023, 10:02 AM
It is pretty easy to apply and get an interview if you’re from an Ivy league uni though. (The practice of applying to an Ivy helps)
03/27/2023, 12:53 PM
Man I ain’t rich
Actually in any case, what would a startup spend their first 500k on? Mostly gathering a team? Or marketing? Do startups kid themselves into needing it?
Or maybe I’m tripping and dk enough? There’s gotta be other reasons
03/27/2023, 8:30 PM
Usually people, services (legal) and ads. Check out YC’s https://www.startupschool.org/ which will dive into more detail. The view around $500k is how much can you make with it. If your idea is already generating revenues, that’s usually a good sign of getting in to YC. Feel free to DM me to discuss further
03/29/2023, 5:52 PM
Just go to college and work on your startup.
Drop out if it becomes successful.
You'll meet a lot of people in college that can help you on your startup journey. You'll have lots of free time in college. Way more than a 9-5