Accelerators by the Numbers: 2014 Rankings
Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Hilton Austin Downtown
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.
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...Show the rest
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 Journal, TechCrunch and several other media outlets. Cohen also co-directs the annual U.S. Seed Accelerator Rankings project. She teaches corporate strategy and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining academia, she was on the founding team of multiple startups, most notably priceline.com and Yoyodyne (Seth Godin's company that was acquired by Yahoo!).Hide the rest
Professor & Co-dir
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...Show the rest
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, networks and corporate governance and compensation policies. In addition to her doctorate in finance from Stanford, she holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and a masters degree in Economics from Stanford University.
Professor Hochberg’s research has been published in top tier journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and has been presented at numerous universities and governmental bodies around the world. She is an Associate Editor at the Review of Finance. Prof. Hochberg also administers the annual National Seed Accelerator Rankings.Hide the rest