VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley

Diversity Scholarship Admissions

500, in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development, we are excited to announce we have selected four full scholarship winnters for underrepresented early-stage investors, especially women and/or people of color. We are thrilled to announce our VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley 2023 Diversity Scholarship winners.

Scholarship Admissions Process

Are you committed to supporting diverse founders? Have you organized meetups for the startup community in different ecosystems? Started a VC newsletter or podcast that promotes diversity & inclusion? 

Below are the requirements for applicants to qualify:
  • Identify as female or POC
  • Have a proven track record of supporting underrepresented founders
  • Have, or be developing, a purpose driven fund thesis

This year, we had a pool of talented and inspiring candidates. It was an honor for our admissions team to learn about the impact being made by  people who are adding incredible value to VC ecosystems around the globe. Congratulations to our 4 scholarship winners!

2023 Diversity Scholarship winners

General Partner, Acasia Ventures
Biola Alabi
Founding Partner, Blue Lake VC
Lyubov Guk
Co-Founder & Principal, Radix Innovation Capital
Jamal Trotman
Investment & Market Development Manager, ICA Fund
Hector Ramos