Coming in 2019
A Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers
by 500 Startups
What to expect
Learn how to run a successful program from one of the top accelerators in Silicon Valley
500 Startups is sharing its playbook with select accelerator managers in October 2018. In this one week deep dive, 500 partners and other top accelerator founding partners will reveal the tricks of the trade, and answer key questions for your accelerator such as:
What makes you special?
How will you make money?
How do you choose startups?
What’s your program?
How do you create community and become a valuable link in the chain?
How do you become an important link in the capital lifecycle?
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Hear and learn directly from founders and managers of top accelerators in Silicon Valley
Get feedback on your plans for your accelerator from 500 Startups investment partners and fellow classmates
Put the concepts into practice by reviewing real startup applications
Visit the headquarters of another top accelerator in Silicon Valley
Screen pitches at our invite-only investor events, including a “Sneak Preview Day” and a public “Demo Day” with hundreds of other Silicon Valley angel investors and venture capitalists
Interview successful 500 startups alumni and hear about their entrepreneurial journey
Who should Apply
How to apply
The course is led by 500 Startups managing partners together with other managers and mentors in the 500 Startups Network who have experience running accelerator programs. Past and future instructors include:
What Past Participants Have Said
500 Startups is the first big accelerator to really open it's doors and share best practices in such an in depth manner, it really shows how much they care about community. It was incredible to hear first hand from the partners and staff on how they run the organization. #Nofilter
It was great to meet the team behind 500StartUps. The sessions and speakers were very informative and interesting, giving us an insider's view of their key drivers and their program.
As a Caribbean Accelerator I could not imagine a better program to learn from. What I appreciated the most is the transparency, depth of insight, and their collaboration with other acceleration verticals which exposed us to other programs outside of 500 Startups.