Conference: Tapping into the crowd

Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing - challenges and policy implications

Fredag, 9 september, 2016 - 09:30 to 14:00


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.

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee & croissants

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

Opening speech:
Zenia Francker, CEO, Founders House
Daniel Hjorth, Professor & Academic Director of CBS Entrepreneurship Platform
Christian Walther Øyrabø, Boardmember & Chairman, Dansk Crowdfunding Forening & Dansk Iværksætter Forening
10:30 - 11:15 Crowdsourcing: Exciting cases
Sigvald Harryson, PhD, Associate Professor, CBS, founder and CEO of Innoventum
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 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:
Zenia Francker, Sigvald Harryson, and Lars Bo Jeppesen - moderated by Christian Walther
12:50 - 12:55 Thank you for today
Daniel Hjorth, Professor & Academic Director of CBS Entrepreneurship Platform
12:55 - 14:00 Reception & networking

The deadline for registration is 24 August 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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Sidst opdateret: Communications // 13/06/2018