Accelerating Entrepreneurs and Ecosystems: The Seed Accelerator Model
Chapter in NBER book Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 16 (2016), Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
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Many people provided helpful conversations and comments on the research summarized herein. I am particularly indebted to my collaborators at the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, Susan Cohen and Dan Fehder; to Fiona Murray, Scott Stern and the Innovation Initiative at MIT; and to the managers of dozens of accelerator programs in the U.S. and worldwide, all of whom have made invaluable contributions to this research agenda. I am also grateful for the financial support of the Kauffman Foundation. All errors are my own.