“Accelerators and incubators are doing a decent job but they have to keep increasing the duration of their programme, because in two or three months, you can't do much. We have realised that with most of our companies, it is taking 12, 18, 24 months to get all the answers.”For startups, accelerators help remove entry barriers, provide relatively easy access to capital and mentorship. However, in an earlier YourStory article Vani Kola, Managing Director Kalaari Capital said, “Startups today do have a high failure rate. There will be a lot of money invested that perhaps will not give 100 percent success. The question is whether there were sufficient companies of size and scope that did create significant value.” Some key accelerators active in the Indian startup ecosystem are Kyron, 500Startups, Catalyzer, TLabs, Freemont Partners and GSF Accelerators. Some of the startups that have been a part of an accelerator program are CloudCherry, Uniphore, Vakilsearch, Reverie and Baby Chakra to name a few.