500 Startups Accelerator

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500 Startups Accelerator

  1. 1. Accelerator Info Session
  2. 2. Agenda• Presentation• Q&A• Networking
  3. 3. GLOBAL SEED FUND 450 InvestmentsACCELERATOR DIRECT150 Investments 300 Investments
  4. 4. GLOBALCORE/ VENTURES / EVENTS / WORKSPACE /ACCELERATOR /GUILD500 Startups Fund I BR Innovators Mountain View Mountain View Mentor Network500 Startups Fund II 7x7 Mexico City Mexico City Founder Network500 StartupWallah MamaBear New York City LP Network500 Luchadores Sales 4 Startups WarmGun Demo DayOPS * FINANCE * LEGAL * MARKETING * TECH Accounting Funds Press Relations Dashboard Budget Portfolio Design Tools
  5. 5. HUBSSILICON VALLEY SÃO PAOLO MEXICO CITYHQ Events AcceleratorAccelerator WorkspaceEvents EventsNEW YORK CITY DELHIWorkspace EventsEvents
  6. 6. DATA DESIGNDISTRIBUTION
  7. 7. Accelerator• investment• 30 companies / twice a year• 5 batches since 2011• Global• Work @ 500 office for 4 months in startup mecca• 500 team + 500 founders + 500 mentors
  8. 8. Speakers• Jeff Lawson, Twilio • Naval Ravikant, AngelList• Josh Elman, Greylock • Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC• Aaron Batalion, LivingSocial • Sami Inkinen, Trulia• Yshan Wong , Reddit • Enrique Allen, Designer Fund• Andy Johns, Quora • Jon Dahl, Zencoder/Brightcove• Justin Wong, Mochi Media • Rob LaFave, Foodzie• George Takei (Sulu), Star Trek • Mike Greenfield, Circle of Moms• Nir Eyal, AdNector • TJ Sassani, Zozi• Tim Chae, PostRocket • Julie Zhou, Hipmunk• Christine Herron, Intel Capital • Sukhiner Singh Cassidy, Joyus
  9. 9. Mentors• 200 Mentors• Operators / Founders
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  11. 11. Thematic –Consumer & Commerce (ex. zozi, 9GAG, Ipsy, Barkbox, Makerbot)–SMB / SaaS (ex. LucidChart, Recurly, Crocodoc)–Family Tech (ex. ecomom, Kiwi Crate, Red Tricycle)–Education (ex. Udemy, MindSnacks, Chalkable)–Marketing / Distribution services (ex. Wildfire, FanBridge, Reachli)–Video Content & Infrastructure (ex. Zencoder, Virool, Vungle)–Language / International (ex. Gengo, Babelverse, Language Cloud)–Mobile / Tablet (ex. Elacarte, SearchMan, AppStack)–Financial Services / Payments (ex. Credit Karma, ReadyForZero, Simple)–Food Tech (ex. Kitchit, LoveWithFood, Ordr.in)
  12. 12. Timeline• Applications open till 11:59 PST March 1st• Interviews March 1st to March 22nd• Finalists will be decided March 25th• Program starts April 15th
  13. 13. Recommendations from #500strong network + https://angel.co/500startups
  14. 14. In Summary• Global mindset• Solving a problem• You have a product• Revenue > Eyeballs• You having something to prove• apply via AngelList but leverage your connections
  15. 15. Questions?

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