Paulina Szyrmer

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Paulina Szyrmer

Paulina manages investor training programs at 500.

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April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017

Announcing Diversity Scholarship for VC Unlocked with Stanford CPD

Diversity is in our DNA  Anyone familiar with 500 Startups knows diversity is one of our core values.  We are concerned with the current “mostly male, mostly white” panorama in the VC world. According to TechCrunch, only 7% of senior partners ...
March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017

VC Unlocked with Stanford CPD is Back!

Applications are now open for our highly sought-after Venture Capital Unlocked investor education program. It will be held July 24th - August 4th in Silicon Valley. An early admission rate of 21K is available through May 1st for a limited ...
February 09, 2017
February 09, 2017

BAM!: 500 Startups Reveals Accelerator Secrets…Again

#500BAM We are excited to announce the next session of our newly rebranded Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers (BAM!).  #500BAM will be held in San Francisco April 24-28th. Apply here: education.500.co/accelerator/ In this one week deep dive,...
August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

From “Here, Take my Money” to Investing with Vision

We just finished up our 3rd investor training with Stanford Center for Professional Development and we are on a roll! The highly diverse mix of participants spent two weeks unlocking the secrets of venture capital investing and refining their in...
June 03, 2016
June 03, 2016

The Career-Changing Impact of Learning How to Invest

Our flagship Venture Capital Unlocked investor training program is back! The 2 week executive ed. program that we co-run with Stanford Center for Professional Development is now accepting applications for its July 25th – August 5th cohort. APP...
April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Our Accelerator Secrets, Revealed

Dave McClure often shows a slide when he is explaining how 500 Startups works. It only has three bullets: Find Smart People. Give Them Money. Wait for Good Shit to Happen. It seems simple but it pretty much sums up what makes 500 Sta...
March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Announcing VC Unlocked: Accelerator edition

Have you ever caught yourself wondering how 500 Startups became one of the top accelerators in the United States in only five years? Well now is your chance to find out! After running 20 batches of what is basically a bootcamp for companies (an...
March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016

Venture Capital is More Art than Science: 5 Secrets of VC Revealed

The number one takeaway of the VC Unlocked investor training program was that there are lots of different paths to becoming a successful investor – and no one way is best. This was great news for the diverse group of participants, who came to Sili...
March 09, 2016
March 09, 2016

VC Unlocked class ready to invest $600M in startups

As a group, the participants in our Venture Capital Unlocked investor training program plan to invest over $600M in startups around the world. Several of them are already in talks with 500 Startups B15 companies after seeing them pitch at our most...
January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

Countdown to Venture Capital Unlocked – 4 spots left

Its T minus 2 weeks until our next session of Venture Capital Unlocked: Secrets of Silicon Valley Investing. We are currently in the final stages of selecting participants for our joint program with the Stanford Center for Professional Developm...

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