Anyone on the startup scene has at least heard of Y Combinator, probably the most-known incubator for entrepreneurial ideas. Twice per year, the fund provides seed money to a batch of companies who have been selected for interviews following their application. Meeting the application deadline is really only the first step in the lengthy incubation process, but it is a crucial one. It’s also one that Weebly founder David Rusenko nearly missed when he applied just 30 minutes shy of the cutoff in 2006.
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