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 part program participants have to say
Steffan Fung
Founder/CEO of ELXR
Being an alumni with 500 Startups has helped to open doors for ELXR into the world of tech entrepreneurship. The knowledge gained from mentors and the friendship forged among batch-mates is second to none. Being a part of 500 Startups is like the masonic handshake for tech startup founders.
Jin Hian Lee
Founder/CEO of
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.
Jie Hao Tan
Founder/CEO of Micepad
Global Launch SF was an eye-opening experience for startups like ours with global aspirations. No BS sharing from experienced mentors about B2B growth was certainly the most valuable part of the experience. I also greatly benefited from networking with the 500 Startup community in the Bay Area.
Program overview
Our program comprises two phases, an 8 Week Virtual Bootcamp and an 8 Week Immersion in San Francisco.
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 for entry into the US market.
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.
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.