Global Accelerator Learning Initiative
As Publisher

"For the past five years, GALI has been collecting data on accelerators around the world and the entrepreneurs who seek their support, with a particular focus on accelerators operating in developing economies. By analyzing these data and interviewing dozens of individuals about their experiences with acceleration, the project has been able to release over 30 publications on acceleration and early-stage entrepreneurship. 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."

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"This report examines the performance of early-stage ventures applying to accelerator programs using various growth metrics before, during, and after acceleration. Based on a unique sample of 2,599 ventures applying to 212 accelerator programs, we compare the trajectories of those that ultimately did and did not participate in these programs to learn more about changes in revenue and financing over time. 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."

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"Este relatório analisa o desempenho de empreendimentos em estágio inicial que se candidataram a programas de aceleração utilizando diversas
métricas de crescimento antes, durante e depois da aceleração. Com base em uma amostra única de 2.599 empreendimentos que se candidataram a 212 programas de aceleração, comparamos as trajetórias daqueles que participaram e não participaram desses programas para aprendermos mais sobre as mudanças na receita e no financiamento ao longo do tempo. Também comparamos resultados entre programas e sintetizamos as contribuições das entrevistas com empreendedores de alto desempenho e gerentes de programas de aceleração para entender como a aceleração pode impulsionar o desenvolvimento de empreendimentos a longo prazo."

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"Durante los últimos cinco años, GALI ha recopilado datos en todo el mundo sobre las aceleradoras y sobre las empresas que buscan contar con su apoyo, con un particular enfoque en las aceleradoras que operan en las economías de los países en desarrollo. Mediante el análisis de estos datos y entrevistando a múltiples personas sobre sus experiencias con la aceleración, el proyecto ha logrado editar más de 30 publicaciones sobre temas
que incluyen la eficacia de la aceleración, el papel que juega el género en el desempeño de las personas que fundan una empresa emergente (startup), la aceleración en las diversas regiones, las fuentes de financiamiento de las aceleradoras y muchos otros temas más. Este reporte es una síntesis de los hallazgos que sobresalen de esta investigación e incluye conocimiento práctico para las gerencias de los programas de aceleración, emprendedores(as), fundadores(as), inversionistas y otras partes interesadas que apoyan y colaboran con las aceleradoras a nivel mundial."

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"The question of if and how business support programmes – particularly accelerators and incubators – can play a role in entrepreneurial growth in South Africa is at top of mind for donors and government alike. And while there is some evidence that these programmes do have an impact on early-stage businesses, there is less clarity on how they can best serve the needs of often-overlooked women entrepreneurs. 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."

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"Over the last decade, the maturation of the business landscape has opened new opportunities in Africa, especially the entry of accelerator and incubator programs (AIPs). These AIPs are consistently adapting their models to respond to the ever-changing needs of the ventures they support, and there is a need for existing literature to keep abreast with this dynamism in order to strengthen programming and the ecosystems in which AIPs operate. This knowledge brief explores characteristics of AIPs in East Africa, focusing specifically on Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. It highlights existing practices and perceptions among AIPs to better establish a common understanding of the current AIP landscape, best practices, and key challenges."

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"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 one-year follow-up data from 473 ventures operating in emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region to better understand short-term impacts and key challenges. In addition, three accelerators from the region are profiled to give a closer look at how programs are adapting to meet local needs."

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"This data summary includes information from 843 ventures operating in Brazil, contributed by 35 accelerator programs."

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"With the support of the Australian Government, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in Asia-Pacific. This data summary includes information from 845 ventures operating in Asia-Pacific, contributed by 71 accelerator programs."

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"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."

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