Selecting Startups
March 8 – 15

Hands-on investment committee simulation for investors in the EMEA region

Why Selecting Startups?

Learn the step-by-step process 500 Startups uses to assess startups and download your startup interview rubric

Get direct access to top-performing growth-stage startups in our next invite-only Demo Day in Georgia

Interview real startups in an investment committee simulation led by a 500 Startups expert team member

Earn a skills-based online certificate from 500 Startups VC Unlocked

Program Details

Program Fee: $490.00

Time Commitment: 5 hours in total

Program Dates: March 8 – March 15




Enroll Now!


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.

Program Agenda

Part 1 – Learn in your own time

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

Part 2 – Expand your network

  • Network with your peers in the program through an online icebreaker

Part 3 – Attend Demo Day

  • View the Demo Day livestream
  • Vote for the startups that best align with your thesis
  • March 11 (Thursday) @ 5:00 pm GMT+4

Part 4 – Interview real startups

  • Join a Private Zoom conference led by 500 Startups where you’ll get the chance to interview the top startups.
  • March 15 (Monday) @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm GMT+4

Refund Details: Course enrollment fees are non-refundable after March 5, 2021. If you cancel your paid enrollment for the course on or before March 5, 2021, we will offer you a complete refund. To cancel your enrollment and receive a refund, you must email on or before March 5, 2021. Upon cancellation of enrollment, you will not have access to the course.

Hear from past participants
Tani Chambers
RaVn Impact Partners
“Having a hands-on opportunity to evaluate startups alongside the 500Startups investment committee was an invaluable experience.”
Phoebe Clark
IAG (Insurance Australia Group)
"Selecting Startups was a great reset button for me and has pushed me to start thinking more strategically around how I review start-ups as part of my job. The content was relevant, the teachers were engaging, the platform was easy to use. Thanks team!"
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."