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

UNSW Business School Research Paper No: 2014 MGMT 02

Posted: 8 Apr 2014 Last revised: 24 Feb 2017

See all articles by Martin J. Bliemel

Martin J. Bliemel

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Ricardo G. Flores

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Management

Julien Hamilius

UNSW Business School

Henrique Gomes

UNSW Business School

Date Written: February 6, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bliemel, Martin J and Flores, Ricardo G. and Hamilius, Julien and Gomes, Henrique, Accelerate Australia Far: Exploring the Emergence of Seed Accelerators within the Innovation Ecosystem Down-Under (February 6, 2013). Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, February 4-7, 2013; UNSW Business School Research Paper No: 2014 MGMT 02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2422173

Martin J Bliemel (Contact Author)

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
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Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

Ricardo G. Flores

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Management ( email )

Gate 11, Botany Street, Randwick
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/Pages/RicardoFlores.aspx

Julien Hamilius

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Henrique Gomes

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

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