Tufts Innovation Symposium: Strategies for Scaling Up

I am excited to join a panel later this week at the Tufts Innovation Symposium: Strategies for Scaling Up.  I’ll be joining a range of representatives from the IADB, PPIAF and Innovareg about mission alignment and the intricacies of managing social enterprise partnerships.  As a part of this discussion, I’ll be presenting tidbits from the Hagar-Joma case study @ Stanford (that is nearly complete!).

The full day of events also includes panels on innovation scaling strategies and last mile distribution.  Kudos to the students behind the event for pulling together an impressive array of practitioners from around the world!

Full details for the conference below:

The Tufts Innovation Symposium

Innovative ideas start small. They can emerge within start-ups, multinational corporations, or non-profit organizations. Often, they hold the promise of deep impact. But innovation itself is not a magic bullet. Ideas and approaches that thrive in controlled environments can fail when scaled to regional, national, and global levels. This raises the question, “How can we plan for scale?”

Our one-day conference will discuss business models and strategies that enable rapid growth:

  • Getting the Basics Right: How to develop models that scale?
  • Aligning Missions: How to set expectations and manage partnership complexities?
  • Overcoming Constraints: How to identify operation and distribution strategies to reach “the last mile?”

Join us for a lively discussion as we explore lessons learned from companies and organizations that have scaled around the world. Click here to learn about our speakers and register to attend. We look forward to welcoming you to the Fletcher School!


~ by responsiblenomad on February 9, 2014.

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