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With the right combination of programs, people, and capital, together we can build a vibrant ecosystem for your region.

We bring deep Silicon Valley expertise to enhance your unique ecosystem.

Through our experience running 50+ global accelerators and programs, we have proven methods to help your startups scale.

Our brand can attract the right talent to your region.

As one of the most active global venture investors, we can help you create local momentum.

"I've had the privilege of working with 500 Startups since they opened their office in Downtown Miami. Since their launch, 500 Miami has been the center of gravity for tech and innovation in Downtown Miami, attracting hundreds ambitious entrepreneurs and seasoned venture capitalists through their high level educational programming and cohorts. The 500 Startups team have been connectors and catalysts for the tech ecosystem in Miami. For example, they were instrumental in the launch of the DDA's "Tech Talk: from Pro-Athlete to Investor" networking event, with League Ventures and Miguel Cruz (from 500) participating on the panel discussion and eloquently articulating the growth of venture capital and entrepreneurial activity in the Miami market."
Artak Melkonyan
Chief Operating Officer
UNDP SDG Innovative Finance (UNSIF)
"UNDP’s impact ventures accelerators are one of the practical approaches to help businesses become focused on delivering products and services, which directly contribute to the challenges manifested through SDGs. These accelerators combine business acceleration programs with robust and dedicated efforts for SDG impact alignment, measurement and management...

Working with 500 Startups spiralled UNDP’s impact venture accelerator efforts to qualitatively different level. The intensity of interactions, access to the ecosystem supporting scaling ventures globally, openness of catering and incorporating SDG impact in the acceleration and business decision making processes – all contributed to gross success of our joint initiative in Indonesia. Hence, not surprising that we are keen to take the collaboration further and expand it to the global scale.”
Peter Ong
Chairman of Enterprise Singapore
"With 500 Startups as our GIA partner, our Singapore-based startups will be able to leverage their extensive networks to gain in-roads into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and seek new partnerships and investors. We also welcome US-based startups to use Singapore’s established ecosystem as a springboard into the growing Southeast Asia region. The two-way flow of exchange will strengthen Singapore’s position as a global-Asia node for technology, innovation and enterprise.”
Thriving startup ecosystems are supported by three key resources
1
Expertise
A large number of enabled founders with knowledge to build businesses at scale.
2
Capital
An active community of investors with the ability to provide risk capital from seed to late stage.
3
Markets
Access to global networks, corporates and markets for startups to scale.

We help to elevate regional economies through customized accelerators, bootcamps and exchange programs, which in turn attract and retain talent, resources and drive innovation.

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