SAOLA ACCELERATOR

Find the path to exponential growth. Level up as a startup founder.
Reach your Series A faster.

SAOLA ACCELERATOR

Find the path to exponential growth. Level up as a startup founder.
Reach your Series A faster.

SAOLA ACCELERATOR

Find the path to exponential growth. Level up as a startup founder.
Reach your Series A faster.

BUILDING A PLAYBOOK FOR SCALABLE GROWTH

 

The Saola accelerator is a 10-week program to help you build a growth playbook for your startup. Through Saola, you will identify your goal & strategy, implement a process to accelerate growth, and refine your growth execution with the help of our world-class growth experts.

Many of us at Saola have been founders and investors ourselves. We’ve worked with 40+ founders, CTOs, growth marketers, and sales managers to help them acquire more customers, improve conversion, expand revenue, and get more funding.

Our next batch is starting soon. Join us now to make a step-change difference to your business.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO GROW A STARTUP

 

These top-notch mentors could be your village.

Their experience: 22 startups, 10 exits & 300+ investments.

WHAT YOU GET

Growth, Redefined

Actionable support — 10 weeks of training & 1:1 mentorship focused on growth and getting to your next milestone. Topics include Analytics, Growth Mindset, Customer Understanding, Experimentation, Fundraising, etc.

… from world-class experts — Entrepreneurs & investors who have been there and are true practitioners in their areas of expertise. (Meet one of them in this video ->)

Spotlight & Momentum

Curated connections to talent, business partners, and investors throughout the program and on Demo Day where you’ll pitch in front of an invite-only audience of 200+ international investors, market leaders, and other key stakeholders.

“Demo Day was like a capstone to the Saola accelerator, helping us to quickly hone our pitch, meet potential future investors, and a great milestone for the entire team!” — Jeremy Showalter, CEO, Pique.ai.

 

Spotlight & Momentum

Curated connections to talent, business partners, and investors throughout the program and on Demo Day where you’ll pitch in front of an invite-only audience of 200+ international investors, market leaders, and other key stakeholders.

“Demo Day was like a capstone to the Saola accelerator, helping us to quickly hone our pitch, meet potential future investors, and a great milestone for the entire team!” – Jeremy Showalter, CEO, Pique.ai.

 

Extra Fuel for Growth

Direct investment — $100K net from 500 Startups Vietnam

… plus potential co-investment from our partner GS SHOP and other investors in our network

… and perks & discounts worth $500K in total from our 20+ global partners including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, etc.

OUR FOUNDERS LOVE SAOLA

 

APPLY FOR SAOLA NOW!

(It takes 5 minutes)

APPLICATION FAQ

Where is the program?

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Who should apply?

If you’re a tech startup with a live product and happy customers (i.e., typically post-seed) and are ready to focus on GROWTH, you should apply.

I’ve filled in the application form and sent over the pitch deck. Now what?

We receive hundreds of applications for each batch and we review each one individually. We try to respond to everyone, but it could take up to a few weeks for us to get back to you. Rest assured that our investment team will follow up with you as needed.

Should I apply again if I’m rejected?

Yes, definitely! There is no downside to applying more than once. In other 500 Startups programs around the world, many of our most successful founders were not accepted on their first try but chose to keep making progress on their business, reapply within 6-12 months, and were ultimately accepted.

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