This continues our previous article on segmenting accelerators and incubators, by looking at elements of their marketplace structures. Geoff, Ron and I utilised data in the World Economic Forums report on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Early-Stage Company Growth Dynamics (2014) to review the gaps in Australia's ecosystem as reported by local startups. From this we reviewed the role of Incubators and Accelerators in an early-stage ecosystem (Adelaide), developed a market model that accounts for the needs of entrepreneurs. We also consider that Mentor Pools and Early Stage Investors are key elements of the ecosystem that can be more effectively managed as the ecosystem develops.

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