UNDERSTAND | July 20, 2018

Driving Economic Growth Through Scale Up Ecosystems

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Around the world, some regions are starting to thrive because they are activating stakeholders from different sectors to focus on one common goal: promoting growth by more local firms. Driving Economic Growth through Scale Up Ecosystems provides economic leaders with practical tools and an action plan for quickly scaling businesses and creating jobs.

Join a program for regional public- and private-sector leaders. The program, Driving Economic Growth, is a highly interactive hands-on workshop that includes case studies discussions, simulations and team-based projects. Through the program, you will have the opportunity to lead and obtain innovative Scale Up tools you can use to drive economic development, as well as create and implement a scale up ecosystem project to stimulate growth in your area in the next six months. 

Driving Economic Growth is open to regional public- and private-sector leaders, including economic development professionals, public officials, agency and foundation heads, university administration and civic-minded entrepreneurss and executives – as well as individuals and teams with the mandate to grow their economies. 

The event will take place October 29-31, 2018 at the Babson Executive Conference Center at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts, and is led by Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship practice at Babson College. Isenberg has been a speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, and is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

Leading up to the program in October, you can join a free webinar discussion with Isenberg at 12:00 p.m. EDT. on Wednesday, July 25, and test out the new five-minute scale up assessment here

If you are interested in Driving Economic Growth, learn more


About Daniel Isenberg
Since 1981, Isenberg has taught at Harvard, Columbia, INSEAD, and the Technion. He has worked as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and has been an angel investor in more than 10 countries. Isenberg is a frequent participant at the World Economic Forum, and the G20 and has published three dozen digital and print articles in the Harvard Business Review. In 2009, he established the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Platform (BEEP) to help societies around the world create the policies, structures, programs, and climate that foster entrepreneurship. In this capacity, BEEP has conducted projects in numerous countries, including Colombia, Brazil, Denmark, and the United States. 


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