Social Enterprise / Impact Investing

Measuring Value Created by Impact Incubators & Accelerators

I-DEV International, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), and Agora Partnerships

Excerpts from the Introduction: I-DEV International, in conjunction with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Agora Partnerships, set out to evaluate the value created by impact incubators and accelerators for social enterprises and impact investors they seek to support. This 18-month analysis included over 100 interviews and surveys with stakeholders from 8 impact-focused incubator/accelerator programs, 54 enterprises that had participated in the incubator/accelerator programs analyzed, and 18 active impact investors. Key research objectives were to:

  • Evaluate the quantifiable value created by impact-focused incubator/accelerator programs
  • Design and pilot a framework that can be used to objectively compare and benchmark impact incubator/accelerator programs against each other

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