Tell HN: YC is hosting a Work at a Startup Expo in Los Angeles on March 7

51 points | by ryankicks 172 days ago

9 comments

  • donretag 172 days ago

    Only 5 of the listed companies are actually in LA. All the rest are in SF/Bay Area. No thank you,

    • ryankicks 172 days ago

      You're right. I should have checked more carefully before noting that. The LA startups currently lined up and based in Los Angeles are: FightCamp, FLOWER, Relativity Space, Sorting Robotics and UpKeep.

      I'm working to have a few others LA YC startups join us as well. The rest have founders & teams coming in from SF (and one from Chicago), and are eager to chat about remote or SF roles.

      If these LA startups and/or the opportunity to relocate to SF isn't possible, you're right -- it's not a good fit.

      • ryankicks 169 days ago

        As a quick note: we're continuing to onboard more companies in Southern California. Recently confirmed are GOAT, Embrace and Intersect Labs (San Diego).

        I apologize again for not checking my work earlier. Being from Anaheim, I've always hoped that a LA/OC startup community would emerge, and I'm hopeful that this event can showcase some great YC startups that have chosen to plant their roots down there.

        Will provide more updates as they come, and hope to see many of you there.

        • crystaldev 172 days ago

          > 20+ YC companies (mostly from the LA area)

          Are you bad at math?

      • riffic 172 days ago

        Can you share this with the TechLA subreddit? https://reddit.com/r/techLA

        • ryankicks 172 days ago

          That is a fantastic idea. I'll do so, and let me know how I can be helpful!

        • TaylorGood 172 days ago

          Hi Ryan, great event. At some point will it open to design/marketing as well?

          • ryankicks 172 days ago

            Hi! YC companies are looking for a variety of roles; if you want to share a profile, feel free to email it to me and I can float around our community.

            Thanks!

        • dima55 172 days ago

          This is the same weekend as SCaLE. Unclear if that's a good or bad thing

          • Aaronstotle 172 days ago

            I went to SCaLE the last two years and I've found the talks to be pretty mediocre overall, but yes I imagine this will draw traffic away.

          • WMCRUN 171 days ago

            Any possibility of an East Coast meetup in the near future?

            • stevespang 171 days ago

              California is on the decline, companies and engineers are looking elsewhere . . .

              • SirLJ 172 days ago

                Dupe and typo in the title...

                • dang 172 days ago

                  I looked at it like 5 times and didn't see the typo. Talk about Paris in the the Spring. Fixed now—thanks!

                  (Submitted title was "Tell HN: Y Combinator is hosting a Work a Startup Expo in Los Angeles on March 7".)

                  • SirLJ 167 days ago

                    You are welcome Sir!

                • 123nttyer 172 days ago

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                  • throwthisaway2 172 days ago

                    Dont do it. Startups are awful, they are companies that are not mature. Its like working for a 13 year old. Not a serious professional environment.