Apr 20, 2017 Official Announcement

500 Startups Kobe Accelerator Launches Second Batch

500 Startups is returning to Kobe! After last year’s successful 500Kobe program, 500 Startups is partnering again with Kobe City to launch its second accelerator program that will be coming to Kobe this summer. The program is a 7-weeks course which will focus on bringing growth hacking techniques and Silicon Valley expertise to emerging companies in Kobe, while also boosting Japanese and domestic entrepreneurship in the region. After launching the $30M 500 Japan Fund in 2015 with the goal of engaging and investing in local startups, alongside seeing how more than half of the companies from last year’s program succeeded in raising capital, it naturally made sense to deepen the relationship with the City of Kobe by creating another program …