500 Startups is bringing founders a new one-of-a-kind accelerator experience.

We’ve redesigned our San Francisco accelerator to better suit your needs.
No more deadlines. We are now accepting applications for our four-month seed program 365 days a year.

 

 

What do founders get out of the program?

Here are a few reasons why founders choose 500:


Community

Starting a company is solitary. Working with your peers who are going through the same challenges makes a huge difference.

Curriculum

We tailor our world-renowned four-month program according to your growth stage and sector. Experts in a wide variety of fields will guide you..

Hands-on Support

We help you with your product strategy, growth metrics and investor pitches.

Network

We give you access to 1,800+ founders, 200+ mentors and our own staff. Need an intro to a customer? Early access to a new product feature? We have connections.

Money

Companies receive an investment of $150,000 in return for a 6% stake. We charge $37,500 to participate, but the fees can be deducted from our investment.

You’ll have a place to work.

We believe startups learn more when they work side by side.
Many founders say that working with peers is the best part of 500.



What’s the deal?


We invest $150k in exchange for 6%. We charge a $37.5k fee for participation in the 500 Seed Program.

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Still have questions?

Read our Seed Program FAQs

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