August 2022

500Georgia

Georgia's first international acceleration program, designed to promote entrepreneurship in Georgia, help develop the tech ecosystem, connect with international networks, and help Georgian companies with their fundraising. A partnership between 500, Georgia's Innovation & Technology Agency (GITA), and Bank of Georgia.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Get in touch at 500georgia@500.co for any unanswered questions.

How does the application process work?

Once you submit your application, our team will review and reach out to the top applicants for an initial phone screening. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a final interview.

What are the criteria to apply?
Our startup is not registered in Georgia. Is it necessary to register my company in Georgia?
What are the expectations of the program participants?
How does this program differ from other 500 programs?
Is there an investment component to the program?
My company's most recent valuation may already be too high for the program. Should I apply?
Is the investment an equity investment or a convertible note?
Is accommodation provided as a part of the program?
What happens after the program?
Are the local criteria aligned with the ones in the USA?
Are there any industry preferences for startups?
How much turnover should startups have?
Will the process take place in Georgia, online, or in USA?
Will startups have access to 500's network (investors, accelerator graduates, mentors, etc)?
Which are some of the top companies in 500's portfolio?
We have an on-demand platform which we haven't launched yet. Can we still apply?
What does "early traction" mean as a criteria?
Can an MVP product be early traction?
Can we participate in the program while still working full-time and running our business at the same time?
Do I need to have a tech team to qualify?
If we were not accepted, can we apply again?
Do we need a visa to Georgia?
Where can I find more info?

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Disclaimer

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