Dr. Daniel Isenberg, Executive Director of Babson Global’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, and Professor of Management Practice at Babson Global, designed and presented the first “Fostering Entrepreneurship” Workstudio at “Summer Davos,” the World Economic Forum meeting in Dalian, China, on September 14-16, 2011. The 2.5 hour workstudio was attended by a full group of 60 CEOs, public officials, entrepreneurs, academics, and other leaders from over a dozen countries.
The workstudio was based on Babson Global’s emerging framework of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Strategy and consisted of a series of five exercises and structured discussions on (a) the social and economic nature of entrepreneurship, (b) the composition of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, (c) the methods for impacting the various domains of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, (d) the interdependent nature of the ecosystem domains, and (e) practical takeaways.
“The innovations that we developed included a specially produced video of a successful Latin American entrepreneur talking about the impact of his environment on launching his venture,” commented Professor Isenberg. A second innovation consisted of a group exercise in which teams of participants constructed creative models and representations of the dynamic and complex nature of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) is part of Babson Global, the global action research subsidiary of Babson College, the world leader in entrepreneurship education. BEEP creates projects around the world to foster substantially greater levels of entrepreneurship in specific regions. For more information contact Dr. Isenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at www.entrepreneurial-revolution.com and www.facebook.com/entrepreneurial.revolution.
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