Author Archives: Vi Tran

Week 1 at @500startups: Get Better

This post is a guest post from Andy Sparks. It is the first in a series titled “The Chronicles of 500: Weekly Essays on What I Learned from 500 Startups.”…

Co-founding Love: Muppet-duo

  This Co-founding Love story is by Adam Bonnifield on how he met and co-founded Spinnakr with Michael Mayernick . Spinnakr is a new kind of analytics. They target website visitors automatically, helping triple…

5 Must Read Posts by the 500 Family!

  Looking for some good startup-related things to read? Consider these 5 posts from the 500 family. There are some very good tips and solid wisdom in these posts. Happy…

iOS6 & iPhone 5 App Store Discoverability: What changed? What can you do about it?

This is a post-iOS6 update to a previous guest post by Naoki Shibata, co-founder of SearchMan.com, part of our 2nd accelerator batch. SearchMan is SEO for Apps, helping developers with…

WIN Wednesdays: Christina A. Brodbeck

This week WIN Wednesdays woman is Christina A. Brodbeck. Christina is the co-founder of theicebreak, an app for couples to make the most out of their relationships. Prior to theicebreak,…

Co-Founding Love: Lifelong Business Partners

This story is by Oguz Serdar, co-founder of Limk. This story is on how he met his fellow co-founder Ozer Dolekoglu. Limk aims to cut through web noise intelligently by…

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CALLING ALL GEEKS > APPLY BY SEPT 28th JOIN #GOAP FROM NOV 1-12 IN…  APPLY HERE FOR GOAP MIDDLE EAST BY SEPT 28th!  So far GOAP has… > Visited over 21 cities…

WIN Wednesdays: Linda Bernardi

This week’s WIN Wednesday Woman is Linda Benardi. Linda is the author of ProVoke, a book that stirs discussion on the critical importance of global disruption. She also lectures at…

500 FAQ

  What is 500 Startups? We’re a hybrid between an accelerator and seed fund. We run our accelerator program twice a year offering funding, hands on programming, office hours, mentorship,…