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Comment évaluer la performance des accélérateurs de start-up ? Réflexion sur base des cas wallons

Castellaci, Marine ULiège
Promotor(s) : Surlemont, Bernard ULiège
Date of defense : 4-Sep-2017/11-Sep-2017 • Permalink :
Title : Comment évaluer la performance des accélérateurs de start-up ? Réflexion sur base des cas wallons
Author : Castellaci, Marine ULiège
Date of defense  : 4-Sep-2017/11-Sep-2017
Advisor(s) : Surlemont, Bernard ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Chanteux, Anne ULiège
Niessen, Wilfried ULiège
Language : French
Keywords : [fr] Start-up
[fr] Accélérateur de start-up
[fr] Performance
[fr] Evaluation
[fr] Incubateur
[fr] Indicateurs
Discipline(s) : Business & economic sciences > Accounting & auditing
Target public : Researchers
Professionals of domain
General public
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en sciences de gestion, à finalité spécialisée en Financial Analysis and Audit
Faculty: Master thesis of the HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'Université de Liège


[en] In the 2000s, a new business incubation model has emerged in the United States to meet the current needs of start-up: the start-up accelerators. Ten years later, the world is witnessing their
multiplication by hundreds. They are the new hype. In Belgium and more particularly in Wallonia, public authorities took an interest on this new model and set it up as a driving force to develop the regional economy.
What about the performance of these structures? How are they evaluated? Which KPIs do they use to assess their performance? Do they have an impact on the development of the economic activities of our country?
The main goal of this dissertation is to understand how the start-up accelerators' performance is evaluated both from the public authorities standpoint and from the point of view of start-up accelerators themselves.
After having analysed the scientific literature, eleven actors linked to the Walloon start-up accelerators have been interviewed. The choice of multi-perspectives actors has enabled the author to understand the functioning of the existing structures in Wallonia. A comparison between the methods that have been found in other countries and the results of the study has been made in order to try to give potential solutions that respond to our leading question research.
The results of this master thesis may turn out to be interesting for start-up accelerators that would like to assess their performance but also for public authorities that are searching to do the same with the goal of allocating funding in a better way.



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