Hackers, Start Your Engines: Y Combinator Now Accepting Applications For Winter 2013

Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham announced this morning that the famed Silicon Valley startup incubator has begun accepting applications for its next class.

The announcement came in the thick of today’s Apple news, which is probably not an accident: A soft opening could help ease the start of the ever-growing deluge of applications that the program receives each season.

Backstage yesterday at the ongoing TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 conference we talked to YC partner Harj Taggar about the batch of startups that graduated out of Y Combinator last month in the incubator’s largest ever class and how it plans to handle its growth going forward. He also weighed in on the recent public drama between Y Combinator and Google Ventures. Check that out right here: