The Role and Performance of Accelerators in the Australian Startup Ecosystem

Department of Industry, Innovation & Science (Made public 25 May, 2016)

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016MGMT03

67 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2016

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Martin J. Bliemel

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Ricardo G. Flores

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Management

Saskia de Klerk

University of the Sunshine Coast; North-West University

Morgan P. P Miles

University of Canterbury - Department of Management

Bianca Costa

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School, Students

Pedro Monteiro

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School, Students

Date Written: February 1, 2016

Abstract

The scope of this project was to assess the value-add of Australian incubators and accelerators to the high-growth innovative startups they support, as well as to the local, regional and national innovation ecosystems. This scope includes exploring their impact on the development of entrepreneurial networks, improving the performance of the supported startups, and providing generally positive economic and social outcomes. While the focus was nominally on incubators and accelerators, other support organisations for startups were considered, including co-working spaces, angel groups, mentoring programs and training services.

Keywords: accelerators, incubators, angel investing, venture capital, start-ups, innovation, policy, entrepreneurial ecosystem

JEL Classification: M00, M13, O30, O32, O38

Suggested Citation

Bliemel, Martin J and Flores, Ricardo G. and de Klerk, Saskia and Miles, Morgan P. P and Costa, Bianca and Monteiro, Pedro, The Role and Performance of Accelerators in the Australian Startup Ecosystem (February 1, 2016). Department of Industry, Innovation & Science (Made public 25 May, 2016) ; UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016MGMT03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2826317 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2826317

Martin J Bliemel (Contact Author)

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation ( email )

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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

Saskia De Klerk

University of the Sunshine Coast ( email )

Maroochydore, Queensland 4556
Australia

North-West University ( email )

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Potchefstroom
South Africa

Morgan P. P Miles

University of Canterbury - Department of Management ( email )

20 Kirkwood Ave
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch, 8041
New Zealand

Bianca Costa

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School, Students ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales
Australia

Pedro Monteiro

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School, Students ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales
Australia

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