Are New Venture Competitions Useful?
NBER Working Paper No. 23874
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Previously circulated as "Learning from Feedback: Evidence from New Ventures." This project was funded by the Kauffman Foundation. For especially useful comments, I thank Manuel Adelino, Tom Åstebro, Shai Bernstein, Edward Glaeser, Will Gornall, Boyan Jovanovic, Saul Lach, Augustin Landier, Josh Lerner, Song Ma, Ramana Nanda, David Robinson, Rick Townsend, Annette Vissing-Jørgensen, and participants at the NBER Entrepreneurship Working Group, Yale Junior Finance Conference, IDC Herzliya Eagle Labs Conference, Queens University Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference, UC Berkeley-Stanford Innovation and Finance Conference, Georgia State CEAR Conference, and the Tech Scheller seminar. Finally, I thank Adam Rentschler of Valid Evaluation, and all the others who provided the data, including Lea Lueck, Allison Ernst, and Catherine Cronin. Lucy Gong, Sreyoshi Mukherjee, and Jack Reiss provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.