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Take this Survey and Get New Ideas for Saving Energy in Your Business

Sponsored Post Now is your chance to be a part of something important. Energy is typically the single greatest cost in a small business, but most small business owners don’t have the time or the resources to spend on figuring out all the different ways they can become more energy efficient so that their business is more profitable. This is where the Small Business Energy Report Comes in. Constellation Energy, in partnership with Small Business Trends, is interested in what a broad base of small business owners are doing to cut energy costs, save energy and run a sustainable business. And the results could give you ideas about how to save energy in your own business. Together, they’ve launched the Small Business Energy Survey, a quick 3 minute online survey where you can click through what matters most to you regarding energy, what energy and cost-saving strategies you’re trying and how your employees and customers feel about sustainability. Click below to begin: Start Here Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card Here’s another reason to take part in the survey. You also have the option to register to win a $100 Amazon gift card! How is this different from other small business energy reports? Here’s something you may not have thought about.  Most surveys are conducted with customers or members of organizations.  That means that the results only represent that membership.  The partnership between Small Business Trends and Constellation Energy aims to reach a broader base of small business owners across industries, across the country and across energy providers so that small business owners, like you, can get access to benchmarking data and ideas about how other business owners are saving on energy. 2018 Small Business Energy Report As a participant in this first-of-its-kind survey, you’ll get access to data from hundreds of businesses, just like yours and see what energy-saving strategies have been most effective. The results of this new small business energy survey will be released in a new 2018 Small Business Energy Report in December 2018. At that time, you’ll be able to see how your business compares to other…

10 US & Latam startups selected for our 2018 Miami Growth Program!

500 Startups Miami has selected the 10 startups that will make up the Miami Growth Program Batch 2018. 500’s hallmark 10-week program brings mentors, experts and investors from our global network  to accelerate the startups’ growth trajectory and support fundraising to scale. The selection was a very competitive process that included reviewing over 200 applications from all over the world. The selected startups all share the following characteristics: Seasoned teams with solid track record working together Disrupting large markets in the US and Latam through highly scalable products & services Impressive traction in terms of revenue and user acquisition. The startups hail from Miami, Dallas, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, and represent an array of sectors that include fintech, AI … Read More The post 10 US & Latam startups selected for our 2018 Miami Growth Program! appeared first on 500 Startups.

Introducing the Cultural Leadership Fund

Yo, the sun don’t shine forever But as long as it’s here then we might as well shine together –Sean “Diddy” Combs, “Victory“ In the early days of the technology industry, there was no thought about consumers, because …

Announcing 500 Startups Latin America Batch Nine!

500 Startups is thrilled to announce our latest batch from our Latin America Seed Program! Based out of Mexico City this new batch consists of founders from all over Latin America; with companies from Chile (1 company), Colombia (3 companies), Mexico (5 companies), and Peru (2 companies). The 4-month intensive Seed Program will focus on legal, product, sales/all things growth, culture, fundraising, and more, which prepares the companies for the culminating Demo Days taking place in Mexico City and Bogota November 15th and the 22nd. Companies will continue to put in the hard day to day work with the local 500 team, investors, and more then 15 international mentors that will be visiting us throughout the 16 week program. We’re … Read More The post Announcing 500 Startups Latin America Batch Nine! appeared first on 500 Startups.

Connie Chan

I was just a little girl Skinny legs, a press and curl My mother always thought I’d be a star –Lauryn Hill,”Every Ghetto, Every City I clearly remember interviewing Connie Chan for an analyst position many years ago. After …

Katie Haun

How many of them could’ve did it with finesse? Now everybody like, ‘she really is the best’ –Nicki Minaj, “Chun-Li“ We first met Katie Haun when she joined the board of Coinbase, but her reputation preceded her. She …

Road to Series A: Growth Program lands in Miami!

We told you we were excited to join the Miami heat and tech wave, and we are delivering. 500 Startups Miami is thrilled to share that its hallmark Growth Program: Road to Series A has landed in Miami. If you are, or you know, a high-potential tech startup seeking to scale up in a sustainable way, this is for you! The 10-week Road to Series A program, leveraging our global network and expertise, focuses on helping high-growth tech startups reach the next level of scalable and repeatable growth. Only 10 startups will be selected to participate in this program, with a special focus on those with operations in the South-Eastern US and Latam regions. Selected startups will get to work … Read More The post Road to Series A: Growth Program lands in Miami! appeared first on 500 Startups.

Announcing 500 Summer School for Blockchain!

Three weeks ago, 500 Startups launched a new summer education program for blockchain companies in San Francisco. The new cohort consists of six innovative startups from four countries, all working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, many of them post-token offering and rapidly growing. The participants’ solutions range from helping governments collect and audit crypto trader taxes, to innovative human resources systems helping companies find and hire the best employees, to the next Bloomberg for the Crypto world. The beginning of a new tradition at 500, this program will run over the summer and will be focused on helping crypto companies develop focused growth strategies specifically tailored for their industry and carrying no investment. 500 Partner Robert Neivert and Entrepreneur … Read More The post Announcing 500 Summer School for Blockchain! appeared first on 500 Startups.

Edith Yeung’s 2018 China Internet Report

500 Partner Edith Yeung just released her 2018 China Internet Report in partnership with SCMP and Abacus. This 97-page report includes everything you need to know about China’s internet landscape including major trends such as e-Commerce, Content and Media, Social and Messaging, the Sharing Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Devices, Autonomous Cars, Blockchain, FinTech, Education, Gaming and eSports. China Internet Report 2018 [Short Version] from Edith Yeung The full report can be downloaded here. Here are some of our takeaways: The Chinese internet giants want and need to do everything. Whether it’s building, investing, or acquiring, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are present across the internet ecosystem. China’s internet empowers the population of smaller cities and rural areas. The number of rural … Read More The post Edith Yeung’s 2018 China Internet Report appeared first on 500 Startups.

Meet OK Blockchain Capital – 500 Startups’ Newest Corporate Partner in the Blockchain World

In Borderless Blockchain, We Trust.  We are excited to partner with OK Blockchain Capital who shares 500 Startups’ vision in discovering and backing the world’s most talented blockchain entrepreneurs from all over the world. As the strategic partner of OKCoin and OKEX a top global digital asset exchange with over $1 billion in daily trading volume, OK Blockchain Capital is focused on helping blockchain innovators through both direct funding and ecosystem support.  Launched in 2017, OK Blockchain Capital’s current investments include Perlin, Ankr, Merculet, and Vite. Building on OK Group’s experience in blockchain research, vast network, and expertise in building successful blockchain companies, OK Blockchain Capital is devoted to fueling the next generation of innovators. We understand the challenges entrepreneurs … Read More The post Meet OK Blockchain Capital – 500 Startups’ Newest Corporate Partner in the Blockchain World appeared first on 500 Startups.

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