Babson College is offering a program specifically to help public and private sector leaders create an entirely new internal capacity to formulate and implement entrepreneurship ecosystems in their societies using the most advanced concepts, methods, cases, and practice in the field. The program will be taking place on November 7-9 at Babson College campus.
A global consensus is emerging among world leaders that entrepreneurship is a key strategy—some would say, the key strategy—for economic growth and development. However, a painful gap exists between public leaders’ new commitment to entrepreneurship and their regions’ abilities to intentionally create programs and processes that will systematically and measurably stimulate entrepreneurial growth.
Driving Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (#DEGBabson) is designed to give public and private sector leaders the newest perspectives on the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, through state-of the-art assessment methodologies, practical tools, and case studies.
The event is a two and a half-day, open enrollment, residential program consisting of:
Case studies of real life global entrepreneurs and accessible global entrepreneurship
Case studies of entrepreneurship development in various types of economies
Assessments of each participant’s entrepreneurship ecosystem’s strengths and weaknesses
Design and implementation of entrepreneurship development pilot programs “back home”
Simulations of entrepreneurship ecosystem development
Action planning for identifying and activating the entrepreneurship stakeholders
Exercises to establish measurable entrepreneurship development objectives
Ideally, the event is tailored for 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.
This is a great opportunity to address and discuss a number of issues that are hindering the progress of the entrepreneurial ecosystem such as government support, policies, and differentiating among alternative funding vehicles.
Application fees are as follow:
Until September 2, 2016: $3,150
After September 2, 2016: $3,500
While signing up, make sure to use the code DEG-WAMDA for a $315 discount from your total sum.