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

Selecting Startups: February 1 – 5, 2021
Learn how to pick winners in a hands-on investment committee simulation guided by 500 Startups partners
  • Watch an instructional video on the step-by-step process 500 Startups uses to assess startups and download your startup interview rubric
  • Tap into an exclusive global network of VCs via the 500vc investor slack community
  • Get direct access to top-performing growth stage startups in our next invite-only Demo Day
  • Interview real startups in an investment committee simulation led by a 500 Startups partner
  • Earn a skills-based online certificate from 500 Startups VC Unlocked


Our online certificate program includes a blend of live and recorded content with a focus on applied learning. Get practical insights that you can put into action in your investing immediately.

Day 1 – Learn in your own time

  • Get access to an instructional video on Selecting Startups
  • Download your startup interview rubric

Day 2 – Expand your network

  • Get access to our 500vc slack community
  • Network with your peers in the program through an online icebreaker

Day 3 – Attend Demo Day

  • Join the Demo day watch party
  • Vote for the startups that best align with your thesis

Day 4 – Interview real startups

  • Join a Private Zoom conference led by 500 Startups Partners where you’ll get the chance to interview the top two to three startups.

Important: Course enrollment fees are non-refundable after January 29, 2021. If you cancel your paid enrollment for the course on or before January 29, 2021, we will offer you a complete refund. To cancel your enrollment and receive a refund, you must email on or before January 29, 2021. Upon cancellation of enrollment, you will not have access to the course.

Course Details
Type Online Certificate
Duration 4 days
Commitment 4 Hours/Week
Cost 490 USD
Level Intermediate
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Hear from past participants

Learn more about the course experience from our first cohort of investors

Tani Chambers
RaVn Impact Partners
“Having a hands-on opportunity to evaluate startups alongside the 500Startups investment committee was an invaluable experience.”
José Daniel Cotera
MGV Capital
I truly enjoyed the course; having the chance to simulate an investment committee with the 500 team was awesome!
Deb Ghosh
1000X Space
"Exposure to some curated startups and rigorous behind the scene peak at the selection process of 500Startups is must have for aspiring VCs & investors."