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Scholarship Details

500 Startups is excited to again be offering two full scholarships ($9,999) for underrepresented early-stage investors, especially women and/or people of color. We are particularly interested in supporting investors who are supporting similarly situated founders.

Are you passionate about working with diverse founders? Have you organized meetups for the startup community in different ecosystems? Started a VC newsletter or podcast that promotes inclusion? If so, apply today and tell us about it!

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must apply by August 7, 2020 for consideration for this year’s Online VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley program. If selected for the next round, our admissions team will invite you to interview. We encourage you to apply early to improve your chances. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for this year’s online program taking place from September 21 – October 2, 2020.

Scholarship Timeline:

Apply by August 7, 2020 for consideration. Scholarship recipients will be notified by XX.




Leveling the playing field

More than 600 alumni and dozens of cohorts later, we’re so proud of the VC Unlocked investor network we’ve built. Through initiatives like our diversity scholarships, we’re committed to empowering a new generation of VCs.

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