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500 Global Latin America Celebrates 10 years
Podcast
Episode 17

500 Global Latin America Celebrates 10 years

By Shereen Abdulla

Managing Partner Santiago Zavala looks back on the evolution of Latin America’s startup ecosystem and tells us why he’s excited about the future.
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Emerging Sectors

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Cleaning up a Healthcare Mess
Podcast
Episode 15

Cleaning up a Healthcare Mess

Orderly Health's co-founder and CEO Kevin Krauth joins us on this episode of Rise of the Next to talk about the scourge of out of date doctor directories.
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Ammanuel Selameab
Podcast
Episode 13

How Growth Stage Software Companies Can Set the Right Price

Accrue Founder Ammanuel Selameab shares interesting insights on pricing products and services in this episode of Rise of the Next.
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Megha Agarwal
Podcast
Episode 12

Neon Founder Megha Agarwal On Simplifying Buy Now Pay Later

In this episode of Rise of the Next, she explains her approach to scoring customers looking for ease of pay and interest-free loans.
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Promising Regions

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3 Lessons from Southeast Asia for African Startups Digitizing the Informal Economy
Africa
6 min read

3 Lessons from Southeast Asia for African Startups Digitizing the Informal Economy

What do Africa and Southeast Asia have in common? Small enterprises–think mom-and-pop shops–still dominate their economies.
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Wai Hong Fong
Podcast
Episode 14

How StoreHub is Helping Small Retailers in Southeast Asia Digitize their Operations

Founder Wai Hong Fong estimates 20 million small shops and restaurants in the region lack easy access to point of sale technology.
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Egypt’s MoneyFellows Uses An Old School Lending Tool to Drive Fintech Innovation
money circle
6 min read

Egypt’s MoneyFellows Uses An Old School Lending Tool to Drive Fintech Innovation

Founder Ahmed Wadi saw promise in digitizing money circles by circumventing some obstacles. 
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Building A Better World

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Writing the ESG Playbook for Early Stage Startups
Podcast
Episode 16

Writing the ESG Playbook for Early Stage Startups

By Shereen Abdulla

Charting a path for young companies to adopt ESG practices from the start.
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How to B Corp for Startups
8 min read

How to B Corp for Startups

By Courtney Weinstein

Investing Strategies

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Meet the Founders at 500 Global’s First Alumni Demo Day
Alumni Demo Day
13 min read

Meet the Founders at 500 Global’s First Alumni Demo Day

500 Global will showcase presentations from eight post-seed companies. 
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Democratizing Entrepreneurial Potential
LGBTQ+
6 min read

Democratizing Entrepreneurial Potential

Economic equity lifts all boats, but in today's macroeconomic environment the goal of equal access to resources for the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community is harder than ever to achieve--and that’s bad news for everyone.
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The Secrets to Venture Studio Model Success
venture studios
22 min read

The Secrets to Venture Studio Model Success

In this study, we look into some of the most commonly held beliefs for why venture studios thrive, and compare them with our internal data and the performance of a select group of noteworthy venture studios.
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Founder Tips

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8 Steps Founders with Pre-Product Market Fit Can Take to Stay Afloat

8 Steps Founders with Pre-Product Market Fit Can Take to Stay Afloat

By Tony Wang

Based on our experience of past periods of volatility, we want to share suggestions on how founders with pre-product market fit can best prepare for whatever lies ahead.
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Klaus Wehage and Aaron McDaniel
Episode 11

Tips for Founders on Scaling Globally

By Shereen Abdulla

Venture Education Resources

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Africa: 500’s Next Ecosystem Hub
Corporate
18 min read

Africa: 500’s Next Ecosystem Hub

With a portfolio of 74 African startups, 500 Global has been and expects to continue to be actively investing on the continent.
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5 Steps for CEOs to Innovate Like a VC

5 Steps for CEOs to Innovate Like a VC

  How future-focused are today’s business leaders? The cliche is that many are managing for the next quarter. Many sp...

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Startup-Corporate Experiments: Finding Success with Proof-of-Concepts

Startup-Corporate Experiments: Finding Success with Proof-of-Concepts

Over the past decade, corporations have made large strides in pushing innovation efforts to protect against disruption and...

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