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.
With the support of Citibanamex, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in Central America. This data summary includes information from 812 ventures operating in Central America, contributed by 56 accelerator programs.
At the time of application, ventures in Central America were more likely to report prior-year revenue and employees in comparison to both the global sample of ventures and the Latin America sample.
For ventures operating in Central America, the most common form of financing raised at the time of application was debt, followed closely by philanthropic support.
Central American ventures most commonly listed the development of business skills as the top benefit they hope to gain through acceleration, as opposed to the global sample where access to a network was most often listed first.
Ventures with prior entrepreneurial experience were more likely to report revenue, employees, and philanthropic capital at the time of application to an accelerator than those without this experience.
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Con el respaldo de Citibanamex, GALI está trabajando para incrementar nuestro entendimiento de la aceleración y las empresas en fase inicial en Centroamérica. Este informe resume la información recopilada de las empresas que operan en Centroamérica y que se postularon para participar en un programa de aceleración entre 2013 y principios de 2018.
This data summary is available in Spanish and English: