Data Driven Analysis of Startup Accelerators

  title={Data Driven Analysis of Startup Accelerators},
  author={Krishna Regmi and Syed Adeel Ahmed and Mark Quinn},
The startup accelerators help nascent startups grow by providing funding and resources. This paper summarizes a data driven analysis of startup accelerators success and presents their growth trends. The goal of this paper was to assess the effectiveness of accelerators. The methodology was to use data to compare US startups that went through the accelerator program with the startups many of which according to Kauffman Foundation failed within 5-6 years, and the businesses that went through… 

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