Everyone in the world of entrepreneurship would love to get better information on the trajectory of startups: how they start, what happens to them, what sorts of programs they go through, etc. Right now, anecdotes basically rule, and everyone can tell a different story about why this or that incubator or accelerator or training program is worthwhile or worthless.
A huge and awesome step was made today by Startup Weekend in a Forbes article on the value of accelerators. This graphic shows the value of Startup Weekend as measured by generating value-creating companies, as well as it global reach. It also provides a snapshot into the startup pipeline, with many teams moving or "graduating" from Startup Weekend to accelerators such as Y Combinator and TechStars in the United States, and Startup Bootcamp and others around the world.
Kudos to Startup Weekend for an outstanding graphic.