The 500 has established the Flagship Seed accelerator. With this program in San Francisco, you can take your startup to the next level. The Flagship Seed Accelerator was one of the first prominent accelerators to accept submissions on a rolling basis, breaking away from the hard deadline structure.
In 2010, 500 Startups set out to build a four-month accelerator program in Silicon Valley for early-stage companies. It continues to give entrepreneurs a chance for a $150,000 investment, and a complete program focused on growing and expanding their business, after relocating the program to downtown San Francisco and most recently opening up applications on a rolling basis.
See also: 10X Start-Ups Accelerate Platform
Eligibility For The Flagship Seed Accelerator
500 invests in a diverse range of companies in the tech industry, from marketplaces to SaaS, from media to AI.
Benefits Of The Flagship Seed Accelerator
Starting a company is solitary and challenging. Working with other people going through the same challenges makes a huge difference. Founders who’ve gone through this program say that the 500 community is extremely valuable.
Starting a company is solitary. Working with your peers going through the same challenges makes a huge difference.
500 brings in a wide variety of experts focused on marketing, culture, startup accounting, product design, sales, finance, and more. Think a Startup MBA on steroids.
They’ll work together on your business and product strategy, growth metrics and investor pitches.
You’ll have access to 1,000+ founders, 200+ mentors and their staff. Thanks to their massive network, startups build relationships and partnerships that wouldn’t be possible at their size without 500. Need an intro to a customer? Early access to a new platform feature? API access blocked, stuck at the border? They have connections.
Being a 500 Startups company will validate your business, and their network will help you connect with investors when the time is right. 500 Startup’s standard accelerator deal is a $150,000 investment in return for a 6% stake. They charge $37,500 to participate, but the fees can be deducted from their investment.
How To Apply
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