Applications for Batch 2 of 500Georgia are now open! Apply before October 20th.

About 500Georgia

 

 


500Georgia is an accelerator program designed to promote entrepreneurship in Georgia, help develop the tech ecosystem, connect with international networks, and help Georgian companies with their fundraising. This is a joint collaboration between GITA, 500 Startups and Bank of Georgia.

ABOUT GITA

Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency’s mission is a formation of an ecosystem which improves all kinds of innovations and technologies in our country, to promote a commercialization of knowledge and innovations, to stimulate using them in all fields of economy, to create an environment for the growth of innovations and high-tech products and developing high-speed internet nationwide.

To achieve these goals Agency is planning to develop its own infrastructural zoom to improve innovations and technologies, to provide their powerful commercialization mechanisms according to country’s innovation and technology development priorities; Facilitate the growth of venture capital and even private companies’ participation in the process of researches and commercialization of innovations, creating effective mechanisms for increasing competitiveness, including the active enrichments of distance learning tools.

 

ABOUT Bank of Georgia

Bank of Georgia is a leading company in terms of loan portfolios, deposits, assets, and stock shares. It has a wide network of service centers and ATMs throughout the country and also has representative offices in London, Budapest, and Tel-Aviv.

It is one of the largest employers in Georgia. Since its foundation, Bank of Georgia continues to emphasize several important directions: Education, the environment, and other important social issues.

Bank of Georgia’s mission is to support the customers, investors, employees, and public by professionalism, commitment, and constant innovation to create a successful future together.

 

ABOUT 500 STARTUPS

500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. It is one of the most active venture capital firms in the world.

Since its inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,400 companies via its 5 global funds and 17 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Its 100+ team members are located in 20 countries around the world in order to support the 500 Startups global portfolio of investments which spans more than 75 countries.

Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy.

Beyond providing seed capital, 500 supports startups via their Seed Accelerator Programs which emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. 500 Startups further contributes to the development of innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through educational programs, events, conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.