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.
Resources to learn more about the data:
You will receive two files in your download, including a the cross-sectional application file (with information on each venture that applied to an accelerator) and a longitudinal file which also contains one-year follow-up data. Here are more specific descriptions:
SE@G_DataRelease-External-Application-2019: Includes application data collected from programs that opened applications in the 2013-2019 window, from over 23,000 entrepreneurs and ventures.
SE@G_DataRelease-External-Followup-2019: Includes application data collected from programs that opened in the 2013-2018 window; plus their first year of follow-up data (collected from ventures 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.
Before accessing these anonymized data, you must agree to the following: