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Annual GALI Data Reports
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An Initial Look at Program Differences and Design Choices

May 2018

The third major report from GALI exampines the ability of accelerators to drive funds into participating ventures and explores which programmatic choices correspond with superior outcomes. This report shows that in a sample of 52 accelerators, the average flow of funds into participating ventures is significantly greater than into rejected ventures. Read More...

Insights from 43 Countries

May 2017

The second major report from GALI, written in collaboration with Deloitte, compares acceleration in emerging markets versus high-income countries. Examining data from more than 2,400 early stage ventures that applied to 43 programs, it finds more similarities between emerging market and high-income country entrepreneurs and accelerator programs than commonly believed. Read More...

Insights from Fifteen Village Capital Programs

March 2016

Village Capital, a seed-stage accelerator that runs programs for entrepreneurs in impact oriented sectors, began working with the Entrepreneurship Database Program in 2013. This report uses application and follow-up data from fifteen different Village Capital programs to examine the performance of accelerated ventures compared to those that applied but were not selected. Read More...

Subject Reports
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Initial Data from Indian Startups

June 2018

In partnership with the ANDE India Chapter, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in India. This data summary includes information from 1,214 ventures operating in India, contributed by 26 accelerators. Read More...

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Early Impacts on Mexican Ventures

May 2018

With the support of Citibanamex Compromiso Social, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in Mexico. This report includes application and follow-up information from 318 ventures operating in Mexico, contributed by 15 accelerator programs. Read More...

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Initial Data from the Entrepreneurship Database Program

February 2018

This data summary provides a snapshot of more than 2,500 early-stage ventures that applied to over 50 acceleration programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, and includes regional insights for East and West Africa and country-specific information for Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. Read More...

Lessons Learned from TechnoServe’s Work with SGBs in Central America

May 2017

TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works with enterprising men and women in the developing world, uses the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. This report focuses on an entrepreneur support program run by TechnoServe in four Central American countries. The research combines quantitative and qualitative analysis—yielding a number of specific insights: Read More...

Initial Data from Mexican Startups

May 2017

With the support of Citibanamex, through Fomento Social Banamex, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in Mexico. This data summary includes information from 461 ventures operating in Mexico, contributed by 21 accelerator programs. Read More...

Questions from the Field
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Return on Investment for Accelerator Programs

April 2018

In this brief, we respond to a question from the Argidius Foundation about the return on investment for accelerators: “At the Argidius Foundation, we assess the return on total investment (ROTI) of the capacity development programs that we support. What can your data tell us about the return on investment for accelerator programs?” Read More...

Funding Accelerator Programs

December 2017

In this brief, we respond to a question from the Global Innovation Fund about startup financing by sector and geography: “The GALI team consistently hears questions from accelerators and others in the field about financial sustainability. In this brief, we ask: How do accelerators fund their programs, and how do different funding profiles relate to different accelerator offerings?” Read More...

Startup Financing by Sector and Geography

September 2017

In this brief, we respond to a question from the Global Innovation Fund about startup financing by sector and geography: “At the Global Innovation Fund, we are focused on supporting entrepreneurs and innovators in markets where individuals earn less than $5 per day. What sectors/verticals and what geographies are typically getting funding in the data that you're seeing?” Read More...

Intellectual Property

March 2017

In this brief, we respond to a question from VentureWell about intellectual property: “In our work, we see that science and technology-based startups face different challenges and need different resources than other ventures. In your data, how do teams with intellectual property differ from those without? We are specifically interested in the roles of geography, education, team size and gender composition.” Read More...

Entrepreneur Mobility

November 2016

In this brief, we respond to a question from Nesta about entrepreneur mobility: “Obviously, there is a well-known flow of startups towards the United States (driven in large part by the availability of venture capital and higher valuations at IPO), but does your data show any movement of entrepreneurs to and from developing countries?” Read More...

Impact Measurement

May 2016

In this brief, we respond to questions from Acumen about what social enterprises think of measurement approaches that impact investors have created, specifically: Are entrepreneurs who have received impact investment funds using tools such as IRIS and B Impact Assessment? If they are, what factors are driving this adoption? If not, why not? And are they using other approaches instead? Read More...

Gender and Entrepreneurship

August 2015

In this brief, we respond to questions about gender and entrepreneurship from The Unreasonable Institute: Do new ventures with women on their founding teams outperform their peers? And if a team has more women in roles of leadership, are they more or less likely to raise equity? Read More...

Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

February 2015

In this brief, we use data from the Entrepreneurship Acceleration Research Initiative in order to respond to a question submitted by the MasterCard Foundation about Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa.  Specifically, the MasterCard Foundation sought data on Sub Saharan entrepreneurs in the 18-24 and 25-30 age ranges, separated by country or region.  Read More...

Updated Data Summary 

2018 Year-End Data Summary

April 2019

Since 2013, the Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University has been partnering with accelerators and other entrepreneur support programs to collect detailed data from entrepreneurs during their application processes. These entrepreneurs are re-surveyed annually to gather valuable follow-up data. This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to participating programs from 2013 to 2018. Read More...

Data for Researchers

Our program was designed to help the sector answer big questions about entrepreneurship and acceleration. If you are a university or industry researcher and would like to use our data to answer your own questions, we are happy to share anonymized datasets with you. These data are free to qualifying researchers.

Updated versions of the anonymized application dataset are released in the first quarter of each year. Beginning in mid-2018, we also began releasing files containing one year of follow-up data.