Observing Acceleration: Uncovering the Effects of Accelerators on Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs

Observing Acceleration: Uncovering the Effects of Accelerators on Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurs

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This book summarizes five years of learning from data collected as part of the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative. The authors present data describing impact-oriented ventures and accelerators that operate in both high-income countries and in emerging markets. Blending survey data with insights from sector experts, their various analyses shed light on the basic structure of accelerators, showing where they are having their most promising results. Unlike previous studies, this book does not focus on a few high-profile accelerators (like TechStars and Y Combinator) and startups (like AirBnB and Uber). Instead, it compares a range of accelerator programs that target specific impact areas, challenging regions, and marginalized entrepreneurs. Therefore, it serves as a valuable tool for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners interested in the effectiveness of accelerator programs as tools that unleash the economic potential currently trapped in entrepreneurial dead spaces.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030000417
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter W. Roberts is Professor of Organization & Management at Emory University, USA, and Academic Director of Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Goizueta Business School. Before taking up his current position at Emory University, Peter served on the faculties of Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Australian Graduate School of Management. His PhD is from the University of Alberta.

Saurabh A. Lall is Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon, USA in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management. Saurabh has worked previously at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. His PhD is from the George Washington University.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Entrepreneurs, Ecosystems and Accelerators

Chapter 3: The EDP Data

Chapter 4: Is Acceleration Working?

Chapter 5: Driving The Net Flow of Funds

Chapter 6: Building Application Pipelines

Chapter 7: A Closer Look at Entrepreneur Selection

Chapter 8: Programming to Close Knowledge, Network and Capital Gaps

Chapter 9: Acceleration in Emerging Markets

Chapter 10: Where’s the Equity for Women Entrepreneurs?

Chapter 11: Accelerating Learning About Accelerators

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