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What Founders Need to Know About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It can be startling to behold the economic impact of disparities around diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI. Research shows the U.S. has lost $16 trillion in GDP in the last two decades due to the racial wealth gap, while eradicating that gap could add 4% to 6% to our GDP by 2028. That’s a big reason why DEI is becoming a key policy issue and a rising priority for businesses.  The issue ...

How to B Corp for Startups

From Patagonia to Ben & Jerry’s, thousands of businesses globally have chosen to get certified as B Corporations—or companies that balance profits alongside people and planet by meeting high st...

Why Water Conservation and Innovation Matter for Startups

From wildfires raging across the drought stricken western U.S., to extreme floods in Europe and the threat of rising sea levels, challenges and risks abound around the topic of water. As we contend...

Entrepreneurial Women Dish Out Their Very Best Negotiation Hacks

This is a guest post. Negotiating can be a nerve-wracking process. Whether it’s with a future or current employee, potential client, or new partnership, approaching a situation that involves ask...

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August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021

What Founders Need to Know About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It can be startling to behold the economic impact of disparities around diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI. Research shows the U.S. has lost $16 trillion in GDP in the last two decades due to the racial wealth gap, while eradicating that gap ...
August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

How to B Corp for Startups

From Patagonia to Ben & Jerry’s, thousands of businesses globally have chosen to get certified as B Corporations—or companies that balance profits alongside people and planet by meeting high standards around environmental and social sustainabi...
August 04, 2021
August 04, 2021

Why Water Conservation and Innovation Matter for Startups

From wildfires raging across the drought stricken western U.S., to extreme floods in Europe and the threat of rising sea levels, challenges and risks abound around the topic of water. As we contend with climate change’s impact, water is already tr...
July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Entrepreneurial Women Dish Out Their Very Best Negotiation Hacks

This is a guest post. Negotiating can be a nerve-wracking process. Whether it’s with a future or current employee, potential client, or new partnership, approaching a situation that involves asking for what you want—especially when the other pa...
April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

How Serena Ventures Built a Portfolio With 60% Diverse Founders

Serena Ventures partner Alison Rapaport Stillman thinks VCs need to get out of their comfort zones. Take trading cards, something Alison has never cared about—that is until alternative assets boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, she foun...
April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021

Andreessen Horowitz’s Naithan Jones on Finding the Next P. Diddy

Andreessen Horowitz partner Naithan Jones sees a disconnect in the way venture capitalists identify and value entrepreneurial talent. He points to a time he once spotted Mark Zuckerberg and Diddy chatting in a room in Silicon Valley. Some VCs migh...
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

1-Year In: Female Founders Reflect on the Impact COVID Has Had on Their Businesses

It’s not always easy to steer away from what feels comfortable. During the past year, COVID-19 has glaringly amplified the importance of flexibility. In many instances, doing a complete 180 from the status quo wasn’t just an option—it was an absol...
March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

500 Startups Welcomes 7 Companies into Batch 13 of Somos Lucha LatAm

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch of our LatAm program, focused on providing mentorship for Spanish-speaking early-stage companies based in the region.  Batch 13 companies, which hail from Mexico (4), Chile (1), Peru (1) and ...
February 08, 2021
February 08, 2021

Batch 27 Presents at 500 Startups’ Digital Demo Day

Digital Demo Day has returned for a second consecutive year, with 500 Startups showcasing Batch 27 to a global network of investors, corporates and press.  Twenty-nine companies delivered pre-recorded presentations in a live streamed event, wit...
February 08, 2021
February 08, 2021

The Inclusion Impact Index Project: A Call for Founders to Participate

We know that entrepreneurs across the United States – women, men, Black, Latine, Veterans, LGBTQ+ and more – are contributing enormously to the success of our economy. But do we know how much? And how many more jobs could they have created or rais...
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