Submissions due December 1, 2017

Student Data Competition 2017


Announcing the first GALI Student Data Competition

The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative invites undergraduate and graduate students to answer a key question for the field of entrepreneurship by analyzing our unique, global dataset on acceleration and early stage entrepreneurs. The competition is open to individual and team submissions from universities around the world.

Compete for both fame and fortune

The winning team will have their submission published, and will be awarded a prize of $2,000. Up to two runner-up submissions may be awarded $500 each.  Submissions are due December 1, 2017.

2017 Student Data Competition Question

In our dataset of applicants to accelerator programs, what types of ventures (and entrepreneurs) are more or less likely to have received investment? Do different types of early-stage ventures attract investment from different sources?

To participate in the competition, please review the information below:

Please send any questions concerning the competition to Abby Davidson at