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Meet the Startups in 500’s First Fully Virtual Accelerator

We’re excited to welcome our newest round of companies into the 500 family! These startups are making history not only by joining 500’s first entirely virtual accelerator experience, but they’re also the first companies in our new rolling-recruitment model.


Portfolio Updates (4)

READ: Accelerating ESG Adoption in Early Stage Venture Capital
Adopting ESG measures at an early stage can take many forms, from data privacy compliance to establishing policies around non-discrimination and gender equity. It’s never too early to start thinking about these important issues.

READ: 15 Tips to Bringing Teams Closer Even During Tough Times
Founder of one of our female founder resources, Gesche Haas of Dreamers and Doers, gathered 15 founder tips on how to bring teams closer even during tough times.

READ: Hello Alice’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Report
Data has the power to educate thought leaders on the barriers and opportunities for small business owners. That is why we are proud to share this report by Hello Alice and The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce on the impact COVID-19 has had on over 5,000 LGBTQ+ businesses.

READ: 2020 Future of Female Founders Report
One of our female founder resources,FLIK, gathered insights from over 280 founders and 500’s very own Investment Associate, Jessica Tan on why 72% of pre-seed and seed stage female founders found themselves unsuccessful in fundraising this year, what they are now looking for, and how they think female founders will continue fundraising in 2021.

Portfolio Updates (2)


500Georgia Accelerator

We’re excited to be kicking-off the second batch for the 500Georgia Accelerator, the country of Georgia’s first international acceleration program aimed at supporting top talent in a region that’s fast emerging as a hub for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We’ll be selecting 15 technology-focused or technology-enabled startups that are Pre-Series A and VC fundable.
Apply by October 20, 2020


The New Technologies of Politics

Join us for a discussion with Lyel Resner, Co-founder of Swayable, about why responsible tech is a business imperative now more than ever.
October 28, 2020


Beyond Disruption: How Tech Startups Shape Labor

Join us for a discussion with Alex Rosenblat, Author of Uberland, about the expanding gig economy and what startups can do to create a more stable foundation for all.
November 2, 2020


Global Flagship Accelerator Program

Our flagship accelerator program that started it all is accepting applications all year round.APPLY