Accelerators · Interviews

Does 500 Startups send rejection emails?

Greg Lipinski Patent Examiner at USPTO

July 14th, 2016

My team interviewed with 500 Startups last week, and the program begins next Tuesday. Not holding my breath, but is my venture on some kind of waitlist, or does 500 Startups simply not confirm rejections?

Jessica Alter Entrepreneur & Advisor

July 14th, 2016

They don't send rejection emails per se (I don't believe, changes all the time) but the partner you interviewed with should follow up with. Regardless when you leave any pitch meeting you should ask what the next step is and know who is following up. Typically 500 will tell you quickly. If you haven't heard from them it's not a great sign, but you should follow up regardless.