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Executive and Enterprise Education Presents Webinar “Scale up: How Entrepreneurship Ecosystems are Stimulating Economic Growth Around the World”

Dan Isenberg

On June 16, 2016 from 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT Babson Executive and Enterprise Education will be hosting a webinar entitled, “Scale up: How Entrepreneurship Ecosystems are Stimulating Economic Growth Around the World.”  Dan Isenberg, the founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project will be presenting the webinar.



Since 2010, startup movements have captured the world’s imagination, but have not delivered on tangible economic impact. Recently, in large part through the leadership of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP), economic regions are successfully applying growth methodologies to stimulate rapid scale up of regional companies of all ages and sectors. Furthermore, these public and private leaders are exploiting that new growth to change their cultures and structures to support more and more scale up.

The question is, how do scale up projects work? In part, they educate entrepreneurs, other stakeholders, and public-private leaders. They also impact culture change through methods impacting norms around growth, risk and success. Lastly, they demonstrate how a rapidly increasing number of companies seeing growth is beneficial to a broad variety of stakeholders. Once the stakeholders experience those benefits directly, they can be taught how to support and stimulate further growth. Creating these positive feedback loops is an essential part of the BEEP scale up methodology.

This 30 minute presentation will examine areas that each Scale Up project have in common, including how they balance short vs. long-term results, proven methods for communicating and sharing the benefits of rapid economic growth, and assessing how the path towards growth affects long-term growth impacts.

Dan Isenberg

Dan Isenberg is founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. Dan authored Worthless Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value (Harvard Business Review Press 2013), and has been featured in the Economist, Forbes, NPR, Bloomberg, Quartz, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, etc.

Dan has been a pioneer in the concept and development of entrepreneurship ecosystems, and he launched and directs Manizales-Mas and Scale Up Milwaukee. At Babson Executive Education, Dan created and directs the 3-day program, Driving Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. He holds the Ph.D. degree in social psychology from Harvard University, received under the mentorship of Robert Freed Bales.