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Friday, 3rd February 2012

Does YCombinator fund Start-ups interested in building electronic gadgets?

YC funded InPulse, who make a watch which talks to your smartphone via bluetooth:

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How important is my alma mater to Ycombinator?

It’s really not that important—it might help a tiny bit to get to the interview, but if you look at the questions on the application form they are much more heavily skewed towards stuff that you have achieved and problems you have solved. The interview itself is almost all about your idea and your team.

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What conferences do business leaders attend to learn about digital strategy?

Unfortunately you’ve just missed one—the iStrategy summit in San Francisco was last week:

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