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

Join the Scale Up® movement

Across the world, regions are thriving because they are bringing together regional private and public leaders and academic institutions to focus on one common goal: promote entrepreneurship by growing high-potential businesses through Scale Up ecosystems. Driving Economic Growth through Scale Up Ecosystems is an introduction to the Scale Up movement that is improving economies and creating jobs in local regions.

Learn Essential Skills

  • Design concrete programs that quickly create growth momentum ("quick wins")
  • Learn how to use the Scale Up toolkits developed and tested in the field
  • Develop action projects to foster entrepreneurial growth in your region

Who Should Attend

  • Regional public- and private-sector leaders, including economic development professionals, agency and foundation heads, and civic minded executives
  • Teams with the mandate to grow their economies
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to create and implement Scale Up ecosystems


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

What You Will Learn

Driving Economic Growth is a highly interactive hands on program that includes case studies discussions, simulations, and team-based projects. With personalized feedback from faculty and peers, you will develop a practical action plan for a program that you will create and implement to stimulate new growth momentum in your region in the next 6 months.

Program topics include:

  • Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of local entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • Increasing the alignment of various entrepreneurship development stakeholders
  • Understanding the four levels of change in Scale Up ecosystems
  • Applying Scale Up toolkits in your projects
  • Developing effective media programs for Scale Up
  • Designing financial policies that foster growth entrepreneurship
  • Setting objectives and measuring outcomes of Scale Up projects

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for regional public- and private-sector leaders, including director generals, program directors, foundation leaders, agency managers, private sector and civic-minded entrepreneurs, and other formal and informal leaders who seek to create and implement Scale Up ecosystems in their regions. Participants come from all over the world and usually hold titles such as executive director, director, director general, specialist, and CEO.

Your Faculty Director

This program is led by Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship practice at Babson College.  Since 1981, Dan has taught at Harvard, Columbia, INSEAD, and the Technion,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.

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.

For more information, including available discounts, read our FAQ »


We have been focusing on start-ups for the past 2 years. This program changed our mindset on what leaves a true impact on communities. - Ahmed AlHarbi, Namaa Al Munawara, CEO

I believe that scaling up is a great tool for creating businesses. I definitely recommend it. We have tried it and it works. - Carlos Mansilla, ADVANCE BS, S. A., Director

In an increasing dynamic and complex business environment, it's critical to develop an ecosystem mindset for business growth and success. Driving Economic Growth does that. - Trent Grable, Indiana Tech, Assistant Director

Driving Economic Growth has been a very eye-opening training. I enjoyed interacting with instructors and a highly diverse group of colleagues. - Martin Friedl, Center for International Private Enterprise, Deputy Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean


Babson is the #1 school for Entrepreneurship

Scale Up Manizales-Mas in Colombia has driven an average of 46% growth among 73 companies in just five years.

Daniel Isenberg introduces the Driving Economic Growth Through Scale Up Ecosystems program.