500 Global will nurture seed-stage tech companies in Alberta through the Alberta Accelerator by 500 program.
500 Global is a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. It focuses on markets where technology, innovation and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth. 500 Global works closely with key stake holders and advises governments and corporations on how best to support entrepreneurial ecosystems so startups can thrive.
500 Global has backed over 6,000 founders representing more than 2,500 companies operating in 77 countries. Its portfolio has delivered outsized performance including 33 companies valued at over $1 billion and 120 companies valued at over $100 million. 500 Global has 140+ plus team members located in more than 15 countries who bring experience as entrepreneurs, investors and operators from some of the world’s leading technology companies.
By participating in one of the 500 Global accelerator programs, you will receive dedicated mentorship and coaching throughout the program, prepare to scale your business leveraging our tried-and-true growth playbook, and gain access to our global network of founders and partners. Beyond the program, all founders will remain in our network and receive ongoing access to founder perks, mentorship, office hours and events.
I. Foundations of Growth
Foundational programming to cover growth marketing hacks, developing ideal customer profiles, creating an effective one-liner, and more.
II. Customer Discovery
Growth experiments, customer interviews, and weekly 1:1 meetings with mentors from 500 Global’s extensive network across industries.
III. Demo Day
Startups will be equipped with fundraising best practices and develop an effective presentation to Canadian and international partners and industry players at our Digital Demo Day.
Q. Are there any fees for participating in this program?
A. No, there are no fees for participating.
Q. What is the language of instruction for the program?
A. This program is conducted in English.
Q. How will the program take precautions during Covid-19?
A. In order to prioritize the health and safety of our founders and team, we will confirm whether the Accelerator will be held in-person or virtually closer to the program start date, depending on the situation at that time.
Q. Who are the mentors?
A. The mentors are drawn from 500’s global team of industry experts and corporate industry leaders.
Q. How long does the program last?
A. 8 weeks with a full-time commitment.
Q. When is the application deadline?
A. 12 November 2021.
Q. Who evaluates the teams?
A. Applications will be reviewed by a dedicated team from 500. Unfortunately, we may not be able to provide feedback to every team that applies.
Q. Is this an investment program?
No, this is not an investment program.
Q. Am I eligible to re-apply if I have been rejected from a 500 Global program in the past?
A. Yes absolutely! We always recommend founders to apply even if they haven’t been successful in the past.