The confidentiality of information collected from entrepreneurs in the course of running the Entrepreneurship Database Program is recognized as essential to the continued success of the program. 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.

Before accessing these anonymized data, you must agree to the following:

Use and Confidentiality Provisions

  1. The data contained in this file come from entrepreneurs who applied to a self-selected group of accelerator programs. Therefore, the data should not be considered representative of all early-stage entrepreneurs or of the business accelerator population as a whole. To get a sense of the programs that are currently participating in this program, please read the 2018 Year-End Data Summary.
  2. Access to these data will be limited to you and your co-researchers. If others would like to have similar access, they should send us an additional application.
  3. These data will be used only for academic research or for other research that is not proprietary in nature.
  4. Individual data points will be considered confidential. Thus, you will do your best to protect the confidentiality of those participating in the surveys and will not attempt to use these data to identify or help “others” identify survey respondents.
  5. You will do your best to protect and safeguard these data against any unauthorized use, publication or disclosure.
  6. Any interpretations or conclusions that are drawn from these data are to be attributed entirely and solely to the analysts, and not to the Entrepreneurship Database Program or to the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative.
  7. In any published analyses that use these data, you will reference the source of data as "Data provided by the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University; supported by the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative".

Please acknowledge your agreement with these Use and Confidentiality Provisions.

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