Accelerators share a set of program characteristics that distinguish them from other forms of capacity development services. Specifically, they are time-limited programs that work with cohorts or “classes” of ventures to provide mentorship and training, with a special emphasis on connecting early stage ventures with investment.
The global accelerator landscape is growing and changing at a rapid pace. We conducted this research to add clarity to the recent phenomenon and to provide insight into what acceleration looks like in various geographies and contexts.
Access the directory below to identify accelerators based in various regions, or review our survey results to see how accelerators differ based on location and mission.
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115 organizations completed the survey in 2016, including 83 that met the criteria for inclusion. View Methodology
We received the most responses from organizations headquartered in Latin America & the Caribbean, with slightly less representation from North America and Europe & Central Asia. About 50% are headquartered in an emerging market, and 70% operate at least one program in an emerging market.