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Global Launch
San Francisco

What to expect

By participating in this program, you will accelerate your go-to-market strategy for US market, get 1-on-1 guidance from industry mentors, and access the #500Strong network.

Work with 500 to develop a customized go-to-market business plan and US-specific growth strategy.

Get access to our global pool of relevant and highly active mentors with solid US business experience.

Network with startups from past batches, corporate partners and key industry stakeholders.

Hear what our past program participants have to say
Michele Tucci
Chief Product Officer of CredoLab
Global Launch San Francisco Batch 2
"We approached the 500 Startups program with a clear goal in mind - to understand how to efficiently enter the US market - and we got so much more. The great line-up of sessions, workshops, assignments and above all industry experts and mentors made us take a second look at how we were operating as a company across all regions. We found ourselves slowing down, refocusing on strategic levers of growth, and improving the way we marketed CredoLab, generated leads, and served our clients. We are excited to put the learnings into action and watch our business soar higher."
Maurizio Raffone
Chief Financial Officer of Credify
Global Launch San Francisco Batch 2
The Global Launch San Francisco program was very useful to Credify and it was a particularly fulfilling experience for me personally. The quality of the mentors and organizers was top notch and they all helped us define a value proposition and market strategy for the US. Their experience and knowledge was truly 360 degrees and that was very helpful when dealing with a potential entry into a new market. I found the program very well put together, providing a good balance between online sessions and offline activities and made some very useful connections.
Jin Hian Lee
Founder/CEO of Evie.ai
Global Launch San Francisco Batch 1
The Global Launch program really helped us sharpen our thinking, focus and messaging, which is invaluable for a startup looking to launch and scale in the US. The program also connected us to an amazing group of mentors who embody Silicon Valley's startup experience and ethos, and whose advice, perspectives and network will supercharge our growth.
Program overview
Our program comprises two phases, an 8 Week Virtual Bootcamp and an 8 Week Immersion in San Francisco.
1
Explore
This 8 Week Virtual Bootcamp will be held in Singapore’s timezone and is focused on refining the fundamentals of your business and developing a clear roadmap to explore entry into the US market.
2
Prioritize
After the Virtual Bootcamp, you will take a break before heading to San Francisco. This time is for you to determine your priorities for Immersion so that you can hit the ground running.
3
Immerse in San Francisco
Over the course of 8 weeks in San Francisco, we will work with you to prioritize business objectives based on your go-to-market plans, with a focus on market validation. ​
Meet some of our star mentors

Our world-class mentors comprise past founders with relevant startup experience, as well as industry and subject matter experts that can give detailed advice on US-related business topics.