Accelerator programmes and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Accelerators are start-up programmes that bring entrepreneurs together, face-to-face, for intensive interaction with experts and other entrepreneurs. As cities in miniature, they mimic and optimise urban features such as matching, sharing, learning effects at a much smaller scale. The programmes encourage founders to develop peer relationships which are regarded as important for start-ups and young businesses and a central focus of accelerators. What happens to such a programme during the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdowns? What happens when a programme encounters a major crisis, and how could participants respond?
Original languageEnglish
TypeCity-REDI blog
Media of outputText - Online
PublisherUniversity of Birmingham
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2021


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