Accelerating Women-led Startups: A Knowledge Brief by the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative

Year of Publication

2020

This knowledge brief analyzes data from 14,985 early-stage ventures that applied to 318 accelerator programs between 2013-2018 along with structured interviews with accelerator program managers.

Source:

Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)

Author(s):

Abigayle Davidson

Victoria Hume

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Capital Flows, Gender

This knowledge brief analyzes data from 14,985 early-stage ventures that applied to 318 accelerator programs between 2013-2018 along with structured interviews with accelerator program managers. The data analyzes the differences in expectations and financing between ventures with founders that are all male, female, and mixed. The brief goes beyond this baseline data to understand what actions ventures are taking to lower the barriers faced by women entrepreneurs.

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