PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist company Greengar, based in Vietnam, lands in Mountain View to begin the 500 Startups accelerator program today! By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Most know her as "the girl in the white dress" at the Women 2.0 Conference a few months ago. Greengar CEO and co-founder Thuy Truong flew in from Ho Chi Minh City to pitch her startup in front of a thousand people on Valentine's Day, and today she lands in Mountain View with her team to join the 500 Startups accelerator program in Mountain View, California!
The sixth batch of 500 Startups starts today - congrats to the Greengar team!
Acceptance in the 500 Startups accelerator is great news for startups growing outside the Silicon Valley network. The network of mentors and advisors made available to 500 Startups portfolio companies is amazing. For example, our very own Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania is one of the Mentors for 500 Startups, and many Women 2.0 blog contributors have been female founders participating or having participated in 500 Startups.
Previous female-founded companies in 500 Startups include CubieMessenger, LaunchBit, ActivityHero, Love With Food, PublikDemand, BabyList, ReClipIt, Timbuktu, Markerly, Chewse and many more.
Kudos again to the Vietnam-based Greengar team for being accepted into the sixth batch of 500 Startups!
Women 2.0 readers: Have you participated in a startup accelerator? Let us know in the comments!
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.