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Accelerators by the Numbers: 2014 Rankings

Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 412
500 E 4th St

Announcing the top accelerator programs for 2014! Seed accelerators such as YCombinator, Angelpad and Techstars continue to proliferate. For entrepreneurs, they offer the promise of much-needed funding, advice and networking. But which programs are best?

The directors of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, professors Yael Hochberg of Rice University and MIT and Susan Cohen of the University of Richmond will announce this year’s top programs, as well as top new and industry-specific programs for startups a variety of verticals. The rankings team assessed hundreds of programs using complete, confidential data on the programs and the startups that attend them. Hochberg and Cohen will also share general insights from their cutting edge research on accelerators, including what accelerator programs accelerate and how they impact their local ecosystems.


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Susan Cohen

Asst Professor & Co-dir

University of Richmond

Susan Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Richmond. Cohen's research focuses on accelerator programs Her research has been cited by The Economist, The Wall Street Jou...

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Yael Hochberg

Professor & Co-dir

Rice University

Professor Hochberg's research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. Her research focuses on the venture capital industry...

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