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Accelerator Economic Impact

Accelerating Entrepreneurs and Ecosystems: The Seed Accelerator Model

 In this article, I provide an introduction to the accelerator model and summarize recent evidence on its effects on the regional entrepreneurial environment.

Accelerators and ecosystems

We see a shift in funding for startups in accelerator-treated regions: more deals, more dollars, and more local investment groups. This applies to startups that attend the accelerator and those that do not

Can accelerators accelerate local high-growth entrepreneurship? Evidence from venture-backed startup activity

We examine the impact of seed accelerator programs—fixed-term, cohort-based educational and mentorship programs for startups—on venture-backed seed and early stage technology entrepreneurship in the regions in which they locate

Accelerating growth: Startup accelerator programs in the United States [Brookings Institute]

A convergence of factors in information technology and capital markets have helped propel a boom in venture capital-backed startups in recent years. While well-established regions such as San Francisco-Silicon Valley, Boston-Cambridge, and New York account for the lion’s share of startup activity and funding, significant evidence suggests that a non-trivial amount of early

Startup Accelerators Have Become More Popular in Emerging Markets — and They’re Working [Harvard Business Review]

For decades, we have heard that emerging markets are poised for huge growth that will yield even greater prosperity. But a long list of obstacles always seems to be getting in the way of realizing this potential. Startup accelerator programs have been touted as one path to faster progress

The Significance Of Startup Acceleration In Developing Economies [Entrepeneur]

As demonstrated by the sheer quantity and quality of studies, research, and literature on the subject, the role of SMEs in growth and development of contemporary third world economies is a universally accepted fact all over the academia. Small and medium enterprises, the dominant form of economic activity in developing

Why the Number of Accelerators Is Accelerating [Entrepeneur]

AngelList, the online platform that matches high-potential companies with startup company investors currently lists 467 startup accelerators. That’s a big increase from one in 2005.

Why have we experienced such tremendous acceleration in accelerator formation?

Where Do Accelerators Fit in the Venture Creation Pipeline? Different Values Brought by Different Types of Accelerators

Despite the emergence of startup accelerators as venture development organizations (VDOs) to high-growth firms, research has yet to identify where these accelerators fit into the venture development ecosystem. By clarifying and reviewing three different subsystems in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, our paper proposes that as an extension of the current incubation mechanism,

Accelerator Expertise: Understanding the Intermediary Role of Accelerators in the Development of the Bangalore Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

To understand the intermediary role of accelerators in the developing regional entrepreneurial ecosystem of Bangalore, we analyze data from 54 interviews with accelerator graduates, accelerator managers, and other ecosystem stakeholders, and from 49 websites, 13 online video interviews, 26 online news sources and 301 pages of policy documents. Specifically, we adopt a socia

Business incubators and accelerators: a co-citation analysis-based, systematic literature review

A long and rich research tradition exists on the phenomenon of business incubators since this kind of venture support institution first emerged. One can observe an increasing heterogeneity of incubation beyond the traditional mainstream focus on regional development and university-based incubators

Essays on the evaluation of entrepreneurship programs

This dissertation consists of three essays studying the impact of a relatively recent type of entrepreneurship program (startup accelerators) on the performance of firms, regions, and the selection of early-stage projects in the economy. The first essay explores the impact of startup accelerators on early-stage entrepreneurial activity in their region by exploring

Accelerators as start-up infrastructure for entrepreneurial clusters

Infrastructure is commonly conceptualized as a set of facilities that play a critical role in facilitating activities by individuals and organizations. Conventionally, infrastructure is tightly linked to publicly funded projects that facilitate access to key resources and enable diverse activities. Within entrepreneurial clusters research, infrastructure includes universiti

Accelerator Expertise: Understanding the Intermediary Role of Accelerators in the Development of the Bangalore Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

To understand the intermediary role of accelerators in the developing regional entrepreneurial ecosystem of Bangalore, we analyze data from 54 interviews with accelerator graduates, accelerator managers, and other ecosystem stakeholders, and from 49 websites, 13 online video interviews, 26 online news sources and 301 pages of policy documents.