Driving Economic Growth Through Scale Up® Ecosystems

A Program for Regional Public and Private Sector Leaders

October 29-31, 2018

Program Cost:
Until July 16, 2018: $3,150
After July 16, 2018: $3,500

Driving Economic Growth Through Scale-Up Ecosystems is designed to give regional public and private sector leaders the perspective, methodology, and practical tools needed to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems that stimulate economic prosperity.

Our team will assess your scale-up ecosystem’s unique strengths and weaknesses, working with you to design and implement entrepreneurship development pilot programs for your region. You’ll be empowered to make an impact through program elements that include:

  • Case studies of real-life global entre­preneurs, accessible global entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship development in various types of economies
  • Simulations of entrepreneurship ecosystem development
  • Action planning to identify and activate the entrepreneurship stakeholders
  • Exercises to establish measurable entrepreneurship development objectives


Email Dayle Lipsky or call +1-781-239-3915.

What You Will Learn

Driving Economic Growth Through Scale-Up Ecosystems is designed to give you:

  • The newest perspectives on entrepreneurship ecosystem development
  • State-of-the-art assessment methodologies and practical tools
  • The most relevant case examples of practical programs from relevant regions around the world
  • Understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset

Some of the specific topics that are addressed include:

  • Avoiding common mistakes in government support of entrepreneurship
  • Reducing confusion about entrepreneurship, micro-enterprise, SME policies
  • Setting entrepreneurship objectives and measure outcomes
  • Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Planning and implementing entrepreneurship ecosystem action programs
  • Impacting the entrepreneurial culture and social norms
  • Developing effective public messaging on entrepreneurship
  • Using social media to development entrepreneurship
  • Establishing effective public voice for entrepreneurs
  • Increasing the effectiveness and coordination of various entrepreneurship development agencies
  • Do’s and don’ts of using government funding to encourage the development of capital markets for entrepreneurial ventures (angel, private, family, VC, bank, public markets)
  • Differentiating among alternative funding vehicles (matching grants, royalty-based capital, accelerator financing)
  • The appropriate use and abuse of incubators, accelerators, and innovation centers
  • Entrepreneurship as a necessary precondition to clusters

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for regional public- and private-sector leaders, including director generals, program directors, agency managers, private sector and civic leaders, and other formal and informal leaders who seek to create and implement entrepreneurship ecosystems in their societies. Participants come from all over the world and usually hold titles such as Chairman, Director, Specialist, and CEO.

Your Faculty Director

This program is led by Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship practice at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education. Since 1981, he has taught at Harvard, Columbia, INSEAD, and the Technion, has worked as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and has acted as an angel investor in more than 10 countries.

Isenberg is a frequent participant at Davos and the G20 and blogs for Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and others. In 2009, he established the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) to help societies around the world create the policies, structures, programs, and climate that foster entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he has conducted projects in numerous countries, including Colombia, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, and the United States.

Accommodation/Registration Details

Cost includes program materials, accommodations, and meals at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center.All participants receive a certificate of completion.

Each session has a limited number of participants to preserve the intimacy and collegiality of the experience. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Daniel Isenberg introduces the Driving Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship Ecosystems program.