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GALI Webinar: Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets

Join ANDE and Social Enterprise @ Goizueta at Emory University for a discussion of the latest GALI report.

When: Thursday, May 25
10 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Contact: Abby Davidson

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GALI Webinar: Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets

ANDE invites you to a webinar presenting the latest report from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI). 

Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets: Insights from 43 Programs examines data from over 2,400 early stage ventures that applied to 43 acceleration programs run by twelve different organizations in nine different countries. The report, developed in partnership with Deloitte Canada, compares the performance of accelerators in emerging markets with those run in high-income countries. It challenges commonly held assumptions about the perceived differences between the two geographies using quantitative and qualitative data collected from entrepreneurs, ventures, and the accelerator programs themselves.

In this webinar, we will walk through:

  • Data on the early impacts of acceleration on revenues, employees, and investment 
  • Qualitative and quantitative insights into commonly-held beliefs about differences between emerging market and high-income country entrepreneurs and accelerators
  • Reflections from practitioners 


Peter Roberts is the Academic Director of Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G) and Professor of Organization and Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Professor Roberts founded SE@G after many years of conducting research on how the behavior and performance of organizations evolve over time.  He directs the Entrepreneurship Database Program, which forms the foundation of GALI, and has been working with accelerator programs around the world to collect and analyze data describing the many entrepreneurs that they attract and support. In addition to his work on accelerators, Peter leads a transparent trade initiative and direct trade coffee social enterprise. 

Abby Davidson is a Research Analyst at ANDE, with a special focus on the role of accelerators in emerging markets. She leads the Global Accelerator Survey at GALI, and co-authors major GALI publications, and leads the Data Brief series. Abby is passionate about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of international development efforts and has led projects in Belize, Iraq, and Mozambique. She also was a founder of Hello Cocoa, a bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor’s in International Business and Economics and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Arkansas. 

Practitioner Reflections:

Anne-Lorraine Meunier, Communication and Public Relations Manager, New Ventures

Heather Strachan, Manager for Emerging Markets Operations and Product, Village Capital

To attend the webinar, please click this link, which will take you to a GoToWebinar registration page: