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VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm

With 2,400+ investments in our portfolio, 500 Startups has seen more deals than just about anyone. Together with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), 500 built VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online to share that knowledge and give angels and VCs the confidence they need to make better investments. VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online will take place from October 5-16, 2020, and applications are now open.

The VC Unlocked program uses a project-based learning approach in which participants continually refine their investment theses with the help of 500 partners and Stanford University faculty. This program is led by Stanford University faculty Michael Lepech, Mike Lyons, Pedram Mokrian, and Trevor Loy, and 500 Startups’ CEO & Founding Partner, Christine Tsai, and Managing partner, Bedy Yang.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application before the early application deadline of August 21 to increase your chances of securing a seat in the program. The final application deadline is September 18, 2020.

Scholarship applicants: Please note to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit the early application by August 21, 2020. Applicants are also asked to upload a short video at the end of this form.

Details

Start:
October 5 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://ecosystems.500.co/stanford

Venue

Virtual

Details

Start:
October 5 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://ecosystems.500.co/stanford

Venue

Virtual
10,000+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.