Tapping Into the Crowd

CROWDFUNDING & CROWDSOURCING - challenges and policy implications

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 09:30 to 13:00


A growing number of firms, organizations, and entrepreneurs are using “the crowd” to overcome business challenges. Two challenges have in particular been associated when reaching out to a crowd for solutions and resources. First, the innovation challenge: firms seek new solutions to their R&D activities in the hope that a potential solution is offered through this channel. This is often referred to as crowd-sourcing. Second, the funding challenge: entrepreneurs seek new sources of capital to raise the resources needed for establishing (or growing) their firm based on an identified business (or growth) opportunity. This is often referred to as crowd-funding.

This years policy conference seek to provide an overview, insights, some critical thoughts, and policy implications on the topic of crowd based models of innovation/funding.

Entrepreneurship BiS platform Policy Conference will offer insights, examples, and a debate and state of the art considerations on what it means to work with the crowd, what can be expected and what policies that needs to be instated for securing the best possible conditions for establishing a productive relationship to an entrepreneurial crowd.

This event is hosted in collaboration with Danish Crowdsourcing, Dansk Crowdfunding Forening & Dansk Iværksætter Forening.

Read more in an interview with our Professor and Academic Director Daniel Hjort


09:30 - 10:00   Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:30   Welcome and opening of the conference

                         Daniel Hjorth, Professor & Academic Director of CBS Entrepreneurship Platform

                        Opening speech:

                       "Co-creating with the Crowd - Experiences from the Patagonia to The LEGO Group"
                        Stiven Kerestigian, Head of Innovation and Strategy, CIID,
                        Copenhagen Institute of
Interaction Design

                        Moderator: Christian Walther Øyrabø, Boardmember Dansk Crowdfunding Forening & 
                        Chairman Dansk Iværksætter Forening

10:30 - 10:50   The state of crowdsourcing – overview and key takeaways
                         Daiana Fobian Nielsen, Co-Founder of Danish Crowdsourcing, Community Producer at
                         Better Ventures and research assistant at INO, CBS

10:50 - 11:20   Crowdsourcing: Exciting cases
                        Sigvald Harryson, PhD, Associate Professor, CBS, founder and CEO of Innoventum

11:20 - 11:35   Coffee break

11:35 - 12:15   Crowdfunding: Overview and insights
                        Lars Bo Jeppesen, Professor at Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, CBS

12:15 -12:50    What does the future of the entrepreneurial crowd look like?

                         Panel debate:
                         Stiven Kerestigian, Daiana Fobian Nielsen, Sigvald Harryson, and Lars Bo Jeppesen 

                         Moderator: Christian Walther Øyrabø

12:50 - 12:55   Thank you for today:
                         Daniel Hjorth

12:55 - 14:00   Reception and networking


Please note that we have a limited number of seats available for this event, so in the event that you will not be able to come, please cancel your registration as soon as possible by emailing Lena Azimi, entrepreneurship@cbs.dk


The deadline for registration is 7th September 2016, at 12pm.
The event is free of charge, but please note that there is a no-show-fee of DKK 250


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