The Scale Up Tool Kit: Practical Tools For Growing Your Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
July 25, 2018 - 12–12:30 p.m.
118 leaders from 30 countries have graduated from Driving Economic Growth Through Scale Up Ecosystems (DEG), many of whom have gone on to create impactful regional projects. Examples include Scale Up Russia, Scale Up Vaud (Switzerland), and Scale Up Rio.
What is unique about DEG is that we have packaged a decade of field experience into four toolkits, one for each level of ecosystem intervention. At DEG you will get all of these tools and graduate with a practical six month action plan for implementing your own Scale Up project.
In this webinar, DEG Faculty Director Daniel Isenberg will give you concrete examples of our tools, including our proprietary methods for self-assessing each level in your region.
About the Presenter
Daniel Isenberg (@danisen) 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. From 1981-7 and 2005-9 Dan was a professor at the Harvard Business School, and in the interim (1987-2005) was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel. Dan authored Worthless Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value (Harvard Business Review Press 2013), published over 30 online and print articles on entrepreneurship in the Harvard Business Review, 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. Between 2009-2013 Dan was active in the World Economic Forum and conducted Forum events in Davos, Africa, Europe, and China. In 2012 Mikhail Gorbachev awarded Dan the Pio Manzu Award for "Innovations in Economic Development."
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.
He lives in Boston and in his home town of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and has 4 grown children. Dan enjoys salsa dancing (On2), jazz, collecting wine, and not-catching-fish (at which he excels); nevertheless, he is most excited about spending time with his kids (one of whom is an entrepreneur) and his granddaughter, helping his angel investments grow, and being continually surprised by what entrepreneurs around the world can accomplish. Dan is currently publishing two books of children's stories.