GALI builds on the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University, which works with dozens of accelerators to collect standardized data during the application process. The anonymized application and one-year follow-up data are available to researchers who want to conduct and publish their own studies of impact-oriented entrepreneurs and accelerator programs.
Between 2013 and 2020, the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University partnered with accelerators and other entrepreneur support programs around the world to collect detailed data from entrepreneurs during their application processes. These entrepreneurs were re-surveyed annually to gather valuable follow-up data, including those that were accelerated and those that were not.
The confidentiality of information collected from entrepreneurs is of utmost importance to the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative. As such, all fields that might reveal the identity of a specific entrepreneur or venture have been removed from the file that you are applying to receive.
You will receive a longitudinal file with information on more than 23,000 ventures that applied to participating accelerator programs between 2013 - 2019*, as well as follow-up data for up to four years after application for those that responded to follow-up surveys. In these files, you will also find a dictionary and label maps that provide information about the different variables.
Resources to learn more about the data:
*The Entrepreneurship Database Program ran through December 2020, but in 2020 only follow-up data was collected.
Before accessing these anonymized data, you must agree to the following: