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General Assembly And 500 Startups Partner For Accelerator Prep Program

General Assembly and 500 Startups are putting their collective heads together to provide an accelerator prep program designed for alumnae of GA’s programs.

The month long training bootcamp is taking applications now and will give capital and education to companies that include at least one graduate of a General Assembly immersive or part-time course or online circuit. 274 more words


Dave McClure Will Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

Five years ago, Dave McClure decided to strike out on his own and start a little venture firm called 500 Startups. At the time, the pure ambition of giving his seed-stage investment fund that name sounded crazy (classic Dave!) and many questioned his plan to invest small amounts of capital in a massive number of startups. 266 more words


5 amazing truths about SXSW interactive 2015

  1. SXSWi has created a community of equals

    SXSW interactive has created an environment in which thought leaders, Fortune 500 representatives and startups coexist as equals. As a Spaniard who lives in a very hierarchal community, it’s humbling to see first hand how corporations like Google and Microsoft pursue startups just as much as startups pursue these large companies.

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500 Startups Keeps Its Commitment To Invest In Women In Tech

“The best thing women in tech can do is to invest in other women,” 500 Startups managing partner Christine Tsai told me. That’s exactly what the early-stage investment firm has been trying to do over the last five years, and it seems to be succeeding. 342 more words


Taxpayers Who Fail to Secure Health Insurance Face Fines

Millions of American consumers will face new challenges when they attempt to file their taxes because 2015 marks the first year Obamacare, including its tax penalty provision, takes effect. 436 more words

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What the *%@#? Dave McClure vents his spleen...

The final Lean Start Melbourne event of 2014 was a Q&A with Dave McClure, tech entrepreneur, early-stage investor and founder of 500 Startups. It was certainly an ear-opening experience, as Dave laced his comments with enough expletives to fund a small start-up (if only the organisers had thought to provide a swear jar…). 445 more words

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Syfy Greenlights Silicon Valley-Based 'Bazillion Dollar Club'

Syfy is moving forward with the Silicon Valley-based docu-series The Bazillion Dollar Club, which follows notable tech financier Dave McClure and tech innovator Brady Forrest, the creative mind behind the hardware accelerator Highway1.  376 more words