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500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property

500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property

Music, TV, and intellectual property all have the potential of influencing what content we consume and what technology we ...

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500 Startups & Misk Innovation to Launch Second Batch of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program
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500 Startups & Misk Innovation to Launch Second Batch of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program

Applications are now open for Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program 500 Startups and Misk Innovation will host the s...

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Private Jets, Smart Pill Bottles, Blockchain, & More: Meet the Startups of Batch 24

Private Jets, Smart Pill Bottles, Blockchain, & More: Meet the Startups of Batch 24

Batch 24 has officially kicked off in San Francisco, and we’re so excited to welcome these new companies into our 500 fami...

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Next, Final Frontier: Lessons Learned Investing in West & South Africa
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Next, Final Frontier: Lessons Learned Investing in West & South Africa

Exciting businesses are growing in emerging markets. During my time at global early stage seed fund, 500 Startups, I’ve le...

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The Most Common Myths About Startup Accelerators — Busted
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The Most Common Myths About Startup Accelerators — Busted

In most aspects of life, the gulf between expectation and reality is larger than expected, but that’s where growth c...

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Why Your Accelerator Rejected You
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Why Your Accelerator Rejected You

500 Startups Partners Marvin Liao and Elizabeth Yin are warm, friendly individuals, but they also break a lot of hearts. A...

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The 500 Accelerator in a Nutshell
500 Accelerator
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The 500 Accelerator in a Nutshell

Today’s is the last installment in a series of essays by 500 founder Troy Sultan documenting his journey through the...

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How to Pitch a VC
500 Accelerator
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How to Pitch a VC

“Everyone” understands the high-level goals of a pitch: Make yourself memorable, and drive home your product’s...

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The Two Biggest Challenges For Beauty/Fashion Startups

The Two Biggest Challenges For Beauty/Fashion Startups

Many founders in the beauty and fashion spaces mistakenly think growing a successful company is all about having a big fol...

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