"Y Combinator is like getting into Harvard or Stanford, the cream of the crop fights to be there (Y Combinator's acceptance rate is apparently lower than either of those institutions). These are people who will challenge you, help you solve impossible problems, and (most importantly) be there when you're down."
"Getting accepted to Y Combinator is like moving to a new city, and having the hottest girl in school walk up and say she wants to be your girlfriend. "
"Y Combinator is like The Bunny Ranch meets Hugh Hefner meets...uhm... a website! "
"Indeed, his picks have been so prescient that getting chosen by Y Combinator has become a geek version of the Good Housekeeping Seal. Tech blogs always cover the launches of Y Combinator "
This organization links good ideas with venture capital and venture capital with good ideas. They are middle men that help organize and refine ideas that may turn into useful and profitable services and products. For this service they get a piece of the action which is about 7% of the worth of any given enterprise that they help to fund.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.