MarketForce 360 is part of Y Combinator (YC) Summer 2020 Batch
Twice a year, Silicon Valley based Y Combinator – the most prestigious global VC seed accelerator that has been used to launch some of the top startups including Stripe, Airbnb, Flutterwave, PayStack, Quora and Dropbox – invests $150,000 in a large number of startups. This happens trough two batches per year – one from January through March (Winter) and one from June through August (Summer). This year, MarketForce 360 is proud and super excited to be taking part in the Summer 2020 batch.
YC has funded close to 2,000 startups since it began its program in 2005 and the combined valuation of its portfolio is $100 Billion. The YC program lasts for three months. During those three months, founders participate in group office hours every two weeks and can meet with partners for office hours as often as needed. During the batch, YC hosts a weekly talk at Y Combinator, where they invite an expert in some aspect of startups to speak. Typically, speakers include startup founders, venture capitalists, and executives from well-known technology companies.
The S20 batch was run fully remotely, amid the COVID-19 crisis. Interviews for the batch were remote, and office hours, evening talks, and meetups throughout the batch all took place over video conferencing, as well as on an online platform and forum for YC founders. Nonetheless, it was an amazing learning and networking experience!