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Our seed accelerators are some of the most highly-sought after startup programs globally.

Our Accelerator Programs

Check out our list of accelerator programs that include an investment component from 500 Startups Korea.

Seed Program

Our 3-week program for seed-stage startups and its founders. Selected teams will receive USD 132K investments and mentorship from 500 Startups Global Mentors in a bootcamp-style accelerator program.

Pre-Series A Program

Our intensive 3-week program that focuses on product optimization, building monetization strategies, and a marketing funnel. For early-stage startups that are at the Pre-PMF stage.

Series A Program

Our Series A program in the heart of South Korea for 8-weeks of growth and strategy.

Founder Feedback

SPOON, Batch 1

Neil Choi

“After experiencing the 50% increase in revenue throughout the program, our team has become more confident than ever before. This positive change throughout the team is worth every penny of the program fee.”

Comento, Batch 2

Jaeseong Lee

“Comento has transformed into a new company upon the completion of the Series A Program. Our monthly application rate has increased from around 10% to over 50% in just two months. This result has not only inspired us with new ideas for product optimization but most importantly, with our new goals and directions.”

Program Benefits

Community: Starting a company is solitary and challenging. Working with other people going through the same challenges makes a huge difference.

Mentorship: You’ll get access to a network of 1000+ founders, 200+ mentors, and our staff, who will guide you when you need it the most. We’ve built startups before. We’ll make sure you don’t make the same mistakes we did.

Curriculum: 500 brings in a wide variety of experts focused on marketing, culture, startup accounting, product design, mobile, user testing, sales, and more. It’s like a Startup MBA on steroids.

Hands-On Support: Startups live (some too literally) in our office for four months. We’ll work together on your business and product strategy, growth and metrics, and investor pitches.

Network: Thanks to our massive network, startups build relationships and partnerships that wouldn’t be possible at their size without 500. Need an intro to a customer? Early access to a new platform feature? API access blocked? Stuck at the border? We have connections.

Investment: We aim to leverage our global network to provide opportunities to connect with investors when the time is right.

Still Have Questions?

Read the full interview of our batch alumni companies.