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Tuesday, March 17 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Accelerators by the Numbers: 2014 Rankings

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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 Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond where teaches courses on innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate strategy. She co-directs the university’s entrepreneurship initiatives and the annual Seed Accelerator... Read More →
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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, networks and corporate governance and compensation policies. In addition to her doctorate... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412 500 E 4th St

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