Find in-depth explorations of data on early-stage entrepreneurship and accelerator effectiveness in GALI publications.

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30 Publications found

  • Measuring the Value for Money of Acceleration

    An Introduction and Methods Brief

    Sep 2018

    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.

  • Accelerating Youth-Led Enterprises in Nigeria

    Jul 2018

    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.

  • Acceleration in India

    Initial Data from Indian Startups

    Jun 2018

    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.

  • Accelerating the Flow of Funds into Early-Stage Ventures

    An Initial Look at Program Differences and Design Choices

    May 2018

    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.

  • Acceleration in Mexico

    Early Impacts on Mexican Ventures

    May 2018

    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.

  • GALI Student Data Competition

    Winning Submission

    May 2018

    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?"

  • Entrepreneurship & Acceleration: Questions from the Field

    Return on Investment for Accelerators

    Apr 2018

    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?"

  • Acceleration in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Initial data from the Entrepreneurship Database Program

    Feb 2018

    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.

  • Entrepreneurship & Acceleration: Questions from the Field

    Funding Accelerator Programs

    Dec 2017

    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?

  • Landscape Study of Accelerators and Incubators in India

    Dec 2017

    This study, conducted by the ANDE India Chapter with the support of Autodesk Sustainability and Foundation, uses GALI’s Global Accelerator Survey to add clarity to the profile of accelerators and incubators in India – their structure, objectives, goals, funding, and the financial and non-financial support that they offer.

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