Hundreds of accelerators around the world support early-stage entrepreneurs to grow and secure funding. GALI exists to investigate their effectiveness.
This methods brief provides guidance for practitioners interested in assessing the value for money of acceleration programs. Accelerators and funders can use this guide to understand their options for assessing value for money and to consider how they could incorporate this concept into their data collection and program assessments.
A collaboration between the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Emory University, the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative has been made possible by its co-creators and founding sponsors, including the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Omidyar Network, The Lemelson Foundation and the Argidius Foundation. Further support has been provided by the Australian Government, the Kauffman Foundation, and Stichting DOEN.