Accelerate Australia Far: Exploring the Emergence of Seed Accelerators within the Innovation Ecosystem Down-Under
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, February 4-7, 2013
Posted: 8 Apr 2014 Last revised: 24 Feb 2017
Date Written: February 6, 2013
This study presents our preliminary analysis of the emergence of seed accelerators in Australia. We review the history of this organizational form in context of over 40 years of policy debate about venture capital and innovation. We also provide a critical review of whether accelerators are an evolutionary extension of business incubators, or a new form of organization, more in line with angel investing.
Keywords: Accelerators, incubators, start-ups, new ventures, innovation ecosystems, qualitative, high tech/high growth/high potential business, coevolution
JEL Classification: O31, O32, M13
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