Ep 49 - The Hustle behind Getting into Y Combinator

What does it take to get your startup to be accepted into Y Combinator? In this episode, Ronster chats with Francis Plaza, CEO of PayMongo, who openly shares the beginnings of his love for tech, as well as his humbling experiences being in the tech industry for majority of his life. He discusses his early hustle on how he was able to study in MIT in college. Francis also share how he and his co-founders started PayMongo and how they joined and was accepted into YC. This episode is also filled with amazing advice for those who see themselves in those institutions, and those who have equally big dreams in changing the tech startup community in the Philippines. This episode is powered by Payoneer and is a proud affiliate of Podcast Network.

Links mentioned in this episode: 

  1. PayMongo

  2. Ragnarok

  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  4. Knowing (movie)

  5. Airbnb

  6. Stripe

  7. Oracle

  8. Java

  9. Y Combinator (YC)

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