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Accelerators and access to finance: What new evidence tells us
Peter Roberts, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Emory University
Ask an entrepreneur about his or her greatest concern, and there is a good chance that you will hear that it is access to capital. But what does the research tell us about financing opportunities in emerging markets? Do accelerator programs actually help small businesses secure more capital? Does better access to finance really lead to faster growth? Panelists will discuss those and other questions, drawing from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative’s survey of accelerator programs around the globe, as well as recently completed studies of accelerator programs in Central America and the Caribbean.
accelerators, access to finance, emerging markets, Research
Peter Roberts, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Emory University Genevieve Edens, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Edward Thomas, Deloitte Oscar Artiga, TechnoServe
Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets: https://www.galidata.org/publications/accelerating-startups-in-emerging-markets/ Accelerating Impact For Entrepreneurs: Lessons Learned from TechnoServe’s Work with SGBs in Central America: http://www.technoserve.org/files/downloads/Accelerating_Impact_for_Entrepreneurs.pdf
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN