The global report is also optimistic about the state of accelerators, not least by their adoption of lean methodology (build-measure-learn) to enable them to integrate better into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The result, the report concludes, is a better, more fine-tuned product and the rise of Accelerator 2.0.
Yael and her team at the Seed Rankings Project began their work 5 years ago with the goal of trying to create a conversation about the accelerator phenomenon and its effect -- between startups, investors, etc -- to better help entrepreneurs identify the creme of the crop, the accelerators that will actually help them get to where they want to go.
Here are the top Accelerators, according to the 2016 SARP:
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