When are incubators and accelerators effective? Hint: We may not know yet

As the social entrepreneurship field has emerged, incubators and accelerators have cropped up alongside it as the tool for providing technical assistance to burgeoning businesses. The question of whether these incubators or accelerators are effective, and what makes them so, is one that leaves many questions. Devex explores the debate, what we know and what we need to learn.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is a Senior Reporter at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.