Like learning a new language, scaling an enterprise is full of unknowns, imperfect attempts and lessons for the future. Enterprise accelerators often serve as translators between their participants and the outside world. In doing so, accelerators must decipher between what they assume will be effective and what the enterprises they serve want and need. How can enterprise accelerators crack the code? In Decoding the ABCs of Effective Acceleration: 10 Lessons from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), learn more about our lessons learned in co-leading this 5-year program and our recommendations for other accelerators.