HOW TO TACKLE SOCIETY'S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS
LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO ENCOURAGE POSITIVE CHANGE
Language: The event is in English with Chinese Translation
This event is meant for entrepreneurs, professionals, students or anybody who has the initiative to develop pioneering ideas and solutions for the existing social problems and is looking for ways to have a positive impact on our global society. We will focus on social ventures that improve the community infrastructure, livelihood of the people, improve the standards of living for individuals, and facilitate the improvements of the environment.
Key take-aways of the event
What kind of impacts can startups drive?
How to address global problems from day one?
What backgrounds should the founding team have?
How to deal with regulations and environments in different countries?
How to stay profitable while focusing on sustainable impacts?
About 500 Startups
500 Startups 是总部位于旧金山的风险投资公司和创业加速器，目前资产管理规模超过3亿美元。2016年被CB Insights评为2015年度全球最活跃的种子风投公司。自2010年成立以来，已为60多个国家的数千名企业家提供了数亿美元的投资、加速计划和支持服务。我们致力于发现和回馈世界上最有才华的企业家，帮助他们在规模上创造成功的公司，并建立繁荣的全球生态系统。我們是一群极客，一个大家庭，一群朋友，无论成功失败，我们永远是 #500STRONG！
500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We are one of the most active seed stage venture capital firms in the world.
Since our inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,000 companies via our 4 global funds and 14 microfunds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Our 100+ team members are located in multiple locations worldwide, with 500 Startups’ global portfolio of investments spanning over 60 countries.
Notable portfolio companies include: Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), SendGrid (NASDAQ: SEND), Credit Karma, Grab, Carousell, Udemy, Kudo (acquired by Grab), Talkdesk, Makerbot (acquired by SSYS), Wildfire (acquired by GOOG), and Viki (acquired by Rakuten).
Beyond providing seed capital, 500 further supports startups via its Seed Programs in San Francisco and Mexico City and the Series A Program in multiple locations globally. The Seed Program emphasizes digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. The 500 Series A Program delivers growth marketing and investment for post-seed and pre-Series A companies. 500 Startups is also aiming to contribute to the development of thriving innovation ecosystems around the world to better equip startups with tools to succeed by running educational programs, events and conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.