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February 21, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Y Combinator issues new Request for Start-ups

Twenty topics identified for Summer 2024 funding cycle.

Y Combinator (YC) has announced an entirely new list of 20 areas of interest in its latest Request for Start-ups. As described in this Valentine’s Day blog post from Dalton Caldwell, Managing Director, it is part of the YC’s DNA to periodically issue such documents.

“You can find examples going back as far as 2009,” he writes. “Each one offers up ideas we’d want to see made real, in spaces that we believe will be important in the coming decades. The world is full of founders with expertise that could be tapped into something new and great; our hope is that this list inspires some of those people to do so — or if they’re already building, to apply to YC.”

The areas of interest are:

Applications are due April 22 for the Summer 2024 funding cycle.


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