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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.

Please note: the scholarship deadline has passed and the recipients have been announced.






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.

Women Investors
Global VCs
Scholarships Granted