Want to Get into 500 Startups’ First SF Accelerator? Here’s What You Need to Know


November 21, 2013

Thinking of applying for our first San Francisco accelerator program? Well, stop thinking and start APPLYING! Applications are only open for 6 more days, so you need to get on that ASAP. To help you make your application stand out, here’s some information about what we’re looking for, what the program is like, and why you should apply:

What do I have to do to get noticed by Dave McClure or 500 Startups?


Does 500 Startups invest in startup founders at the idea stage?


How much money do startups typically raise on a demo day?


What are some of 500’s biggest exits?


What do startups get out of 500’s accelerator program?


What kinds of startups is 500 looking for?


What is 500’s investment thesis?


What have been the most successful 500 Startups companies so far?


Reviews of our program


Ready to apply? Do it on AngelList NOW. Best of luck!

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