The Go Grow Conference on Enabling Accelerated Startup Growth, was held by the Go Grow accelerator programme and Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship on the 8th of June 2016, in collaboration with the Danish Industry Foundation   At the conference an interactive series of insightful presentations and stories were presented. The conference showcased the accelerator model developed, along with results and learnings based on the experience of 2 years of programme development, iteration and assessment with 3 rounds of startups. These findings were summarized in the Handbook “Go Grow Accelerator Roadmap: How we Grow and Scale Companies for International Reach through Growth Entrepreneurship Education”

The event was aimed at teachers, practioners and academics currently working with entrepreneurship or who are looking to incorporate entrepreneurship into their organisation or institution. The conference was also useful for corporates looking to establish an incubator or accelerator, or anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship and is curious about supporting startup growth in an incubator and academic context.

Learnings from the conference:

•  a better understanding of growth entrepreneurship education
•  a better understanding of acceleration methods
•  a roadmap for developing growth entrepreneurship education competences
• access to a new collaborative network on potential entrepreneurial growth projects in the future


13:00 – 13:30 Registration & Refreshments

13:30 – 13:40 Welcome address, Alan Irwin, Vice-President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, CBS

13:40 – 13:50 Key note speech Mads Lebech, CEO, The Danish Industry Foundation

13:50 – 14:10 Presentation of Project Results & Best Practice, Dorthea Haldrup, Go Grow Project Manager

14:10 – 14:25 Break

14:25 – 14.40 Monitoring and Assessment of Entrepreneurial Growth, Carolyn Rutherford Go Grow Assistant

14:40 – 15:20 Presentation of selected Go Grow Case Companies

15:20 – 15:40 Recommendations for Growth Entrepreneurship Education, Dorthea Haldrup, Go Grow Project Manager

15:40 – 16:00 Closing plenary session

16:00 – 17:00 Reception & Company Demonstration