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Diversity Scholarships for Early-Stage VCs

500 Startups is excited to again be offeringtwo full scholarships for underrepresented early-stage investors, especially women and/or people of color. We are particularly interested in supporting investors who are supporting similarly situated founders.

Are you passionate about working with diverse founders? Have you organized meetups for the startup community in different ecosystems? Started a VC newsletter or podcast that promotes inclusion? If so, apply today and tell us about it!

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants should fill out the main application form, including the supplemental scholarship application questions at the bottom of the form, by December 16. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition (program fee: $9,200) but does not include flights and housing.

Scholarship Timeline:

  • December 16, 2019: Application deadline
  • December 23, 2019:  Scholarship recipients notified
Leveling the playing field

More than 500 alumni and dozens of cohorts later, we’re so proud of the VC Unlocked investor network we’ve built. Through initiatives like our diversity scholarships, we’re committed to empowering a new generation of VCs.

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