Selecting Startups online course is now open! Learn how to pick winners in a hands-on investment committee simulation.

Miami, Florida
November 2020

A two-day executive education program for up-and-coming VCs and angel investors who want to learn how Silicon Valley really works.


Our teaching methodology is focused on experiential learning and 1:1 feedback, giving you practical insights that you can apply to your investing immediately.

Work with your peers during interactive role-playing sessions to learn by doing.

Understand the theory & strategy behind venture with help from 500 and top university professors.

Kick start your deal flow and put your knowledge into action by meeting with real startups from 500’s portfolio.

Hear from past participants
Ximena Arguelles
Balance Capital
“It was an amazing opportunity to connect with other players in the space. Having access to the knowledge that 500 has collected over the years is amazing and as a first-time fund manager definitely helped me cut down my learning curve time."
Christian Quiñonez
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Innogen Capital Ventures
“The program allowed us to validate what we are already doing and incorporate new ideas in our activities. The tips and key takeaways come from experience and can't be found in a textbook.”
Michelle Abbs
Director, WIN Lab Accelerator
Babson College
“I have made some small investments, I know all the key terms of investing, but what it ACTUALLY takes was all hidden in a black box until I took this training. The experience truly demystified the process and approach.”