Before we continue, we have a few questions to determine whether your entrepreneurial support program(s) meet GALI’s definition of an accelerator.

GALI defines an accelerator as an entrepreneurial support program that:

  • Provides direct support to entrepreneurs through mentorship and training, with a special emphasis on connecting early stage ventures with investment;
  • Accelerates a cohort or batch of ventures at a time (as opposed to accepting ventures into programs on a rolling basis); and
  • Has specific start and end dates, typically lasting between 1-12 months

Do you run entrepreneurial support programs that meet all of the above criteria?