A business accelerator is a program or organization that provides support, mentorship, and resources to help early-stage companies grow and succeed. Business accelerators typically work with a cohort of companies for a fixed period of time, providing intensive support and guidance to help them achieve specific milestones and accelerate their growth. Business accelerators often offer a range of services, including funding, mentorship, education, networking opportunities, and access to resources such as office space, legal and accounting services, and marketing and branding support. They may also connect companies with potential customers, partners, or investors to help them scale their business. Accelerator programs are often focused on specific industries or sectors, such as technology, healthcare, or social impact. They are designed to provide entrepreneurs with the resources they need to validate their business model, refine their product or service, and build a sustainable business. Business accelerators are different from traditional business incubators, which typically provide more basic support such as office space and administrative services. Accelerators are designed to help companies achieve rapid growth and success, and are often seen as a critical component of the startup ecosystem.