Its two live, collaborative events—Part One (Sunday Jan 8th, 1600-2000 UTC) and Part Two (Sunday Jan 15th, 1600-2000 UTC)—book-end a week of distributed, asynchronous explorations.
Events include guest speakers, a look at what The Yak Collective was up to in 2022, a glimpse of what's on the horizon for 2023, and breakout activities for some central YC activities, such as the Fermi gym, governance studies and the rover project.
YakCon: Part One & Two | Sun 8th & 15th Jan, 1600-2000 UTC
1600-1620: Intro to YC and Session Orientation
1620-1700: Kick-Off Speaker(s)
1700-1720: Break / Mixer
1720-1755: All-Hands, Track Intros and Activity Reviews/Previews
1805-1855: Breakout Activities A
1905-1955: Breakout Activities B
YakCon: Async | Monday Jan 9th to Saturday Jan 14th
Asynchronous explorations led by YC track leads
Bio: Kilian is the Head of Product at Papercup. Papercup aims to make the world's media watchable in any language through building an automated media dubbing system that retains the expressivity of the original content. Prior to joining Papercup he worked at startups in several product roles in Dublin, Berlin and London.
Bio: Mike Casey is the founder of Portico Advisers, a firm that works with entrepreneurs and investors in complex markets facing capital scarcity — whether that's by geography (e.g., Africa) or vertical (e.g., life sciences).
Previously, Mike advised private equity, sovereign wealth fund, hedge fund, and corporate clients on investments in more than 20 countries. He started his career working on strategy at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mike holds an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Bio: Dan Grover is a product designer, engineer, and entrepreneur. He grew up in Vermont and has lived in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Guangzhou. When he's not working, he's running, reading, traveling, and trying new foods.