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.
Don’t just start it up, scale it up! Come learn from entrepreneurs, businesspeople, policymakers and analysts about how to scale up innovation under the following topics at the Tufts Innovation Symposium 2014:
• 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?”
• Avoiding the Pitfalls: What are the challenges to and from scaling up?
Check our website for more details: http://sites.tufts.edu/scalinginnovation/