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“At Saola, it’s not about seeking overnight growth. I learn the discipline to experiment constantly to find what works for the market.”

— Nhu, Co-Founder, Schola

"The most useful conversations have been with people who’ve founded companies -- light bulbs everywhere."

— Herve, Co-Founder, Quod AI

“Saola shows me how to understand our customers’ perspective. I am now more confident as a product builder.”

— Quoc, CTO, Dibee

"All of us in the company didn't fully understand the problem we were solving. However, within week 1 of Saola, that changed completely.”

— Trung, Co-Founder, Axie Infinity
A PEEK INTO SAOLA

(It takes 2 minutes)
WHAT YOU GET

Leveling up Your Growth

Actionable support — 3 months of training & workshops focused on growth and getting to your next milestone

… with proven methods & experience — Curriculum honed in 40+ batches of 500 Startups growth programs around the world

… from world-class experts — Entrepreneurs who have been there & true practitioners in their areas of expertise.

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 Showater, CEO, NextSmarty.

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 Showater, CEO, NextSmarty.

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.

SAOLA GROWTH EXPERTS

These top-notch mentors could be your village.
Their experience: 22 startups, 11 exits, and 100+ investments.

APPLY FOR SAOLA NOW!

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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