GALI plans to release one major publication each spring focused on the impact of acceleration on early stage ventures. The team will also produce shorter reports and data summaries throughout the year. In addition to our own research, we actively encourage others to publish original research using this data.
Find in-depth explorations of data on early stage entrepreneurship and accelerator effectiveness in GALI publications.
21 Publications found
This methods brief provides guidance for practitioners interested in assessing the value for money of acceleration programs. Accelerators and funders can use this guide to understand their options for assessing value for money and to consider how they could incorporate this concept into their data collection and program assessments.
This knowledge brief seeks to capture information about incubators and accelerators in Nigeria and how they support youth-led enterprises. The brief was developed using Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) data alongside interviews and stakeholder meetings held in Lagos and Abuja with support from Oxfam in Nigeria.
In partnership with the ANDE India Chapter, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in India. This data summary includes information from 1,214 ventures operating in India, contributed by 26 accelerators.
The third major report from GALI uses data from 52 acceleration programs to compare high-performing and low-performing programs. It addresses common perceptions about what matters most in successful accelerator programs and identifies whether certain program design choices correspond with greater equity or revenue growth for accelerated ventures.
With the support of Citibanamex Compromiso Social, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early-stage ventures in Mexico. This report includes application and follow-up information from 318 ventures operating in Mexico, contributed by 15 accelerator programs.
The GALI Student Data Competition invited undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to answer a key question for the field of entrepreneurship: "In our dataset of applicants to accelerator programs, what types of ventures (and entrepreneurs) are more or less likely to have received investment? Do different types of early-stage ventures attract investment from different sources?"
In this brief, we respond to a question from the Argidius Foundation about the return on investment for accelerators: "At the Argidius Foundation, we assess the return on total investment (ROTI) of the capacity development programs that we support. What can your data tell us about the return on investment for accelerator programs?"
Since 2013, the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University has been partnering with accelerators and entrepreneur support programs to collect detailed data from entrepreneurs during their application processes. These entrepreneurs are then resurveyed annually to gather valuable follow-up data. This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to participating programs between 2013 and 2017.
This data summary provides a snapshot of more than 2,500 early-stage ventures that applied to over 50 acceleration programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, and includes regional insights for East and West Africa and country-specific information for Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria.
The GALI team consistently hears questions from accelerators and others in the field about financial sustainability. In this brief, we ask: How do accelerators fund their programs, and how do different funding profiles relate to different accelerator offerings?