LAUNCH + YC = Venture Awesomeness

Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 9.00.13 AMEpic trek to Y Combinator with the LAUNCH student exec team!  LAUNCH is an intense, 3-month UC-wide accelerator program for students, alums, faculty and staff with UC affiliations.

YC Partner Kat Manalac & CEO Michael Seibel generously provided insights on how YC works with entrepreneurs before, during and after their bi-annual “batches”. Take home message was FOCUS and the student team will immediately integrate learnings into next week’s LAUNCH kickoff bootcamp where 24 new teams will start their journeys.

YC will be watching–6 LAUNCH teams have gone on to join this ultra-competitive program (1.5% acceptance rate) and they are particularly keen to get more National I-Corps teams into the program.