The YC Fellowship is an experiment to help more people start startups.

YC Fellows will receive $20,000 and advice from the YC community for 8 weeks to go from an idea to a startup. Fellows need an idea or a prototype and the ability to work on this full-time for 8 weeks. The funding will be in the form of a convertible security.

We expect that most teams will apply with 2-3 co-founders, but as always we’ll consider solo founders too. This program is meant for founders who haven’t raised money from investors or participated in an accelerator.

If you'd like to spend 8 weeks working on your very early-stage startup with us, you should apply.

YC gets 1.5% equity on conversion.
Traction and revenue not needed.
Can do remotely.