GALI releases one major publication each spring focused on the impact of acceleration on early-stage ventures. The team also produces 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. You can request the full data set here.
Find in-depth explorations of data on early-stage entrepreneurship and accelerator effectiveness in GALI publications.
33 Publications found
For the past five years, GALI has been collecting data on accelerators around the world and the entrepreneurs who seek their support. This report serves as a synthesis of the most salient findings from this research, with actionable insights for accelerator program managers, entrepreneurs, funders, investors, and other stakeholders who support and engage accelerators around the world.
The fourth major report from GALI examines the performance of early-stage ventures applying to accelerator programs using various growth metrics before, during, and after acceleration. We also compare outcomes across programs and synthesize insights from interviews with high-performing entrepreneurs and accelerator program managers to understand how acceleration can drive longer-term venture development.
While studies have found that acceleration does, in the aggregate, have a positive effect on new venture growth, there remains significant unmet need for financial capital. This knowledge brief explores GALI data from Central American startups, as well as qualitative insights from accelerators and finance providers, to address what types of capital entrepreneurs are seeking, whether accelerators are effectively helping entrepreneurs fundraise, and how accelerator-investor relationships can be improved.
With the support of the Australian Government, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early-stage ventures in the Asia-Pacific. This knowledge brief includes application and follow-up information from 473 ventures operating in emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, contributed by 10 accelerator programs.
This knowledge brief explores characteristics of accelerator and incubator programs in East Africa, focusing specifically on Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. It highlights existing practices and perceptions among programs to better establish a common understanding of the current landscape, best practices, and key challenges.
This brief provides a regional review of the intersection of gender and acceleration in South Africa, drawing on GALI’s global findings while highlighting primary analysis of entrepreneur data collected by Catalyst for Growth (C4G), a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) platform for programme monitoring, analytics, and reporting in South Africa.
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. This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to participating programs between 2013 and 2019.
There is significant evidence that women entrepreneurs face unique challenges in starting and growing businesses, particularly in emerging markets. Acceleration programs represent one potential model for overcoming these challenges through support services and investment. Using GALI data on more than 14,000 ventures across 160 countries, this knowledge brief examines trends in the acceleration of women-led ventures.
In the GALI dataset, approximately one-third of ventures based in Mexico that applied to accelerators had already participated in a similar program. GALI produced this knowledge brief, with the support of Citibanamex, to better understand the incremental benefits that entrepreneurs receive by attending multiple programs as well as how entrepreneurs and accelerators view this phenomenon.
GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in the Andean region. This data summary includes information from 873 ventures operating in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, contributed by 53 accelerator programs.