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Aren't Accelerators Great? Maybe.

Posted By Stephanie Buck, Aspen Institute, Monday, April 13, 2015

 "We often get asked certain questions about accelerator programs: Do they contribute to revenue growth? Do they help companies attract investment? Do they work as well for developing-world impact entrepreneurs as they do for developed-world tech entrepreneurs? But, unfortunately, the only credible answer we have right now is: “No one really knows.” While there are at least 650 accelerator programs around the world — with new ones popping up all the time — we actually know very little about the impacts they are having on the companies that they are trying to accelerate." 

ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, and Peter Roberts of Emory University's Goizueta Business School, discuss why we're in the dark on whether or not accelerators work and in what context, and what we are doing about it in this Wall Street Journal article

Tags:  Acceleration  accelerators  social impact  social metrics 

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