Does the accelerator model have staying power? What will accelerators be like five or 10 years from now?

These were the questions asked of SOSV investment partner Bill Liao, Silicon Republic CEO and editor-at-large Ann O’Dea and NDRC venture leader Carl Power during a panel discussion at the launch of SOSV Slingshot: Dublin at the NDRC.

Focusing on the true accelerator programmes, the three speakers agreed that the model has staying power, though it may undergo some transformation as the years go by and the number of accelerators increases.

Words by Elaine Burke