Category Archives: startups

Are Accelerators Effective? A New Study Has Some Surprising Answers.

Accelerators have become a key tool in economic development and social entrepreneurship. Pioneered by Y Combinator a decade ago as a way to turbocharge startup ventures, they have become de rigueur in nearly every town, city and region around the world looking to spur new businesses and solutions to social and environmental challenges.  But just […]

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If Startup Funding is so Plentiful, Why Are Many Women Entrepreneurs Still Struggling?

Women entrepreneurs, do any of the following comments sound familiar? “I’m having lots of conversations and none of them are going anywhere.” “I had an investor commit but now he won’t answer my phone calls.” “I got sexually harassed when I pitched the first time.” “An investor asked if I was truly committed to the […]