MAKE YOUR STARTUP GO BOOM.

The 500 Startups Accelerator experiments with early-stage startup formulas for explosive growth with a mixture of up to $250K in funding, superhuman mentors & designers in residence, platform-specific strategies for customer acquisition, a creative workspace and lots more awesomeness…

Applications for our next Mountain View batch are NOW CLOSED! Thanks for applying.

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DESIGNING FOR DISTRIBUTION

Successful startups don’t just need great coders and designers, they require scalable and cost-effective customer acquisition. At 500 Startups we specialize in online distribution techniques for search, social, mobile, and email platforms to help our startups get eyeballs and new customers. In particular we focus on solutions for Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Android, and Apple iOS, and by day many of our super mentors work as mild-mannered reporters at these very same companies.