Accelerators : an assessment of acceleration models

DaSilva, Carlos (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Gurtner, Pascal (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Accelerators assist early-stage ventures by offering networking opportunities, access to funding and training. We map business accelerators in five categories: Independent Accelerators (IA), Corporate Accelerators (CA), Hybrid Accelerators (HA), University Accelerators (UA), and Government Accelerators (GA). We argue that accelerators can be described by two main acceleration models (Model 1 and Model 2), providing accelerators with valuable information on how to position themselves strategically in the ecosystem. We identify a list of accelerators’ ‘characterizing’ variables that allows for differentiating the five accelerator categories and describing the various acceleration models. Empirical evidence is provided on the two acceleration models based on a case study of eight Swiss acceleration programs.


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full paper
Ecole:
HEG FR Haute école de gestion de Fribourg
Classification:
Economie/gestion
Adresse bibliogr.:
Galway, Ireland, 30 August - 1 September 2017
Date:
Galway, Ireland
30 August - 1 September 2017
2017
Pagination:
31 p.
Publié dans
Proceedings of the 21st McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference
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