|By PR Newswire||
|January 13, 2014 02:40 PM EST||
WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College, the world's leading institution for entrepreneurship education, has developed the first Entrepreneurship Policy and Development Program specifically designed to guide public and private sector leaders and policy makers in creating and applying entrepreneurship policy in their societies, using the most advanced concepts, methods, cases and practices in the field. The ground-breaking program will be offered from March 10 - 13, 2014.
According to Faculty Director Daniel Isenberg, a global consensus is emerging among world leaders that entrepreneurship is one of the key strategies for economic growth and development. "Our Entrepreneurship Policy and Development Program explores how leaders can integrate the entrepreneurship drivers such as policy, markets, finance, human capital, culture, and institutional supports, that must come together to create entrepreneurship ecosystems in which ventures can grow, not just get started," said Isenberg.
During Babson's four-day executive education program, public policy makers, civic leaders, foundation heads and executives, and their private sector counterparts will work to develop new action plans to cultivate growth-focused environments in their home regions around the world.
- Avoiding common mistakes in public support of entrepreneurship
- Clarifying the assumptions about entrepreneurship, micro-enterprise, SME policies, startups, and scaleups
- Setting entrepreneurship objectives and measuring outcomes
- Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the entrepreneurship ecosystem
- Learning the differences between best practices and best processes
- Planning and implementing entrepreneurship policy action programs
- Developing effective public messaging to support growth entrepreneurship
- Developing growth-driven digital communities using social and traditional media
- Increasing the effectiveness and coordination of various entrepreneurship development agencies
- Clarifying the do's and don'ts of using public funding in entrepreneurial finance markets
- Differentiating among alternative funding vehicles.
About Daniel Isenberg
Daniel Isenberg is the professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education. Since 1981, he has been an entrepreneurship professor at Harvard, Columbia, Reykjavik, and the Technion. He also is the author of Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, published by Harvard Business Review Press. For 15 years, Isenberg was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and has been an active angel investor in more than a dozen ventures in 10 countries.
He is a frequent participant at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the G20, and other international think tanks. He blogs regularly for HBR and previously has contributed to the Huffington Post, Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Quartz, and others.
In 2009, he established the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) to help regional coalitions in a variety of countries create the policies, structures, programs, and climate that foster entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he has conducted projects in numerous countries, including Columbia, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. Isenberg has published several seminal articles in the Harvard Business Review, including "Entrepreneurs and the Cult of Failure," "How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution," and "The Global Entrepreneur." He earned his PhD in social psychology from Harvard University.
About Babson Executive and Enterprise Education
Babson Executive and Enterprise Education is one of the world's top-ranked executive education providers. We are a dynamic learning laboratory, where clients, faculty, staff, and partners work together to address real-world business challenges and create and capitalize on opportunities for our clients. Through the Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) methodology, we develop the leaders that companies need most: those who can create opportunities, envision and navigate change, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to grow organizations and create economic and social value. Our solutions include customized and open enrollment programs, blended and e-learning, coaching, consulting, and published thought leadership. Babson Executive and Enterprise Education is a division of Babson College, the #1 institution in the world for entrepreneurship education. For more information, please visit www.babson.edu/bee or contact us at [email protected] or 781-239-4354.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(tm). The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu.
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