Get in the ring with the 500 Accelerator Program. Get help from the 500 team, our superhuman mentors, amazing talks and events – all while working in a 10,000 sq ft workspace with the best view of Silicon Valley. Finish by pitching to world-renowned investors at Demo Days.

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We do seed investments outside the accelerator, ranging from $25K - $250K. Become part of the 500 family and get access to our amazing community of mentors and founders.

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Since 2010, we've been building a select group of more than 1000 founders, 200
mentors, and 500 companies in 40 countries around the world.

We're constantly making kickass things happen through:

  • Community

    Our private social network connects mentors and founders at scale. From online discussions to private meet ups, Dashboard turns the 500 family into a collective brain and support system.

  • Events

    Our calendar of sold-out, epic events includes Smash Summit for customer acquisition, Warm Gun for UX design, UnSexy for monetization, and Geeks on a Plane for global market immersion.

  • Culture

    We have fun, practice openness and encourage sharing in ways that create the ultimate environment for learning, success, and awesomeness.

We Blow up Startups With

  • Design

    Great products start with a damn good user experience – one that makes customers happy and hungry for more. We're about more than just pretty pictures; we help startups design solutions that bring in customers.

  • Data

    Successful startups know about their customers – and can make informed product and marketing decisions based on hard data. We help our startups learn how to define and measure customer-driven metrics.

  • Distribution

    Startups need scalable, cost-effective customer acquisition. We specialize in distribution for search, social, and mobile platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Apple, and Android. We'll make sure your product gets in front of the right people.


Leah Busque

Leah Busque
Founder of TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that helps people live smarter by allowing them to outsource their errands and tasks.TaskRabbit also partners with local businesses looking to expand their reach and revenue at no cost, and is available in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago.