GALI builds on the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University, which worked with dozens of accelerators between 2013 - 2019 to collect standardized data during the application process. The anonymized application and follow-up data are available to researchers who want to conduct and publish their own studies of impact-oriented entrepreneurs and accelerator programs.

About the Data

Between 2013 and 2019, 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.

What You'll 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. 

Use and Confidentiality Provisions

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

  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.
  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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