Russian accelerator iDealMachine recognized as one of the best accelerators in the world

    According to Rusbase, the Russian business accelerator iDealMachine took fifth place in the list of the best accelerators around the world that collaborate with higher education institutions for the current year. This list was compiled by analysts at UBI Global, which is the undisputed leader in analyzing the effectiveness of business incubators around the world. Information about a pleasant event for the St. Petersburg accelerator appeared on the UBI Global Facebook page.

    Recall that in October of this year, iDealMachine was recognized as one of the best accelerators in Europe, taking third place. Then the analytics was also carried out by experts from UBI Global. The Russian venture capital fund and startup accelerator iDealMachine was founded recently - in 2012. His office is located in St. Petersburg. The organization's area of ​​interest is the IT industry. The iDealMachine website indicates that the accelerator is currently working with 23 companies.

    Several dozens of specialists from different countries participated in the selection of candidates and analysis of data during the last benchmarking. In total, more than 1300 accelerators and incubators operating in the world market were evaluated and compared. To evaluate organizations, experts used more than 50 performance indicators. One of the criteria was a contribution to the development of competencies of startups in the region, a positive impact on the local ecosystem, access to investment, and so on.

    The best was recognized as the Canadian accelerator Entrepreneuriat laval, a native of the French province of Canada - Quebec, which is assigned the first place in the list, then goes the Irish NDRC, investing mainly in technology companies, the third place was given to the overseas MassChallenge, which operates in the USA, the fourth - The Belgian organization iMinds, which was originally founded as a research institute.

    In addition to the above organizations, the top 10 also included: the Italian business incubator Knowbel Incubator, the Taiwanese Center of industry of accelerator and Patent Strategy (which, incidentally, ranked third among the best incubators and accelerators in the Asia-Pacific region), the Australian Melbourne Accelerator Program , Mexican ITESM Accelerator Network and Kenyan M: lab East.

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