Gabriella Mulligan writes about the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative's (GALI) findings in its second major report. Accelerator programs in emerging markets are growing revenues, employees, equity, and debt investment. GALI is a collaboration between ANDE and Emory University.
The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), a partnership between ANDE and Emory University, has released its second major report. Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets: Insights from 43 Programs examines data from over 2,400 early- stage ventures that applied to 43 acceleration programs run by twelve different organizations in nine countries. The report, developed in partnership with Deloitte Canada, compares the performance of accelerators in emerging markets with those operating in high-income countries (categories as defined by the World Bank).
Steve Clemons of The Atlantic interviews ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, on a session called Data and the Regional Economy during Crunching the Numbers: an Atlantic forum on data analytics and tomorrow's workforce.
With traditional investment funds now hunting for impact opportunities alongside venture capitalists in Latin America, where Mexico, Brazil and Colombia grab most attention, Sophie Hares interviews experts on the subject, including ANDE's Central America and Mexico Chapter Manager, Katia Dumont, to find out where the most impact can happen and how.
Entrepreneurship is growing in South Africa. On the heels of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Zipho Sikhakhane writes about how levels of entrepreneurship has increased, while pointing out the challenges that remain, based on the latest entrepreneurial ecosystem map that ANDE's South Africa regional chapter just released.
Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in East Africa, while startups often have trouble filling all their open positions that will help them scale up their business. Mary Mwangi and Kate McElligott share how ANDE members are helping solve these challenges.
The impact investing landscape in Brazil has evolved significantly in the past several years. Two ANDE staff members based in Brazil, Rebeca Rocha and Rob Parkinson, write about the top five things you need to know to understand the evolution of the industry.
Hundreds of accelerators—intensive, short term programs that speed up the development of early stage ventures to succeed, or fail—have emerged around the world. While the concept began in Silicon Valley, international development funders have seen the model as a way to drive growth in emerging markets as well. Genevieve Edens, ANDE's Director of Research and Impact, shares a sneak peek of new data that compares accelerator data in emerging markets and in developed countries.
Access to clean water and sanitation has enormous health and development implications, especially in urban slums. ANDE's India Regional Chapter Program Coordinator, Devyani Singh, writes about increasingly viable business solutions to address the sanitation crisis in India, and how these solutions are essential to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the host of two historic UN summits on sustainable development in the past 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Brazil is actively engaged in testing innovative approaches to reach the sustainable development goals. Rob Parkinson, a consultant for the ANDE in Brazil, writes about how local and global efforts to support small and growing businesses in Brazil are having an impact.