Startup Accelerators. The History and Definition.

Entrepreneurship, Business Incubation, Business Models & Strategy Blog

This series of posts is devoted to a special type of business incubators – business accelerators. They also called accelerator programs or seed accelerators. There are three main reasons why I want to cover business accelerators.

  • Firstly, it’s impossible to ignore the business accelerator phenomenon in the Business Incubation blog. This type of business incubation program started a decade ago in US and spread all over the world.
  • Secondly, I’ve received a lot comments about incubators, accelerators and their significance as important resources to ensure the growth of startup firms. However, there seems to be a considerable amount of misinterpretation or confusion about the differences between business accelerator and business incubator.
  • Lastly, I recognize an importance of this layer of innovations acceleration environment. There are famous success stories such as Dropbox, Airbnb, etc. Moreover, I’m constantly involved in startups mentoring & consulting and was a co-founder of…

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