Rethinking Leadership - Accelerate Business


Rethinking Leadership 2014 masterclass will focus on leadership in relationship with entrepreneurship and explore acceleration of business development and growth. The discussions will be grounded in a new phenomena in entrepreneurship which is business development process called Accelerators. Accelerator first surfaced as a specific concept in 2005/2006 when Y Combinator was started in Silicon Valley. The year after Techstars popularized the concept and now there are more are somewhere between 300 - 1000 accelerators around the world. Accelerators usually grow ten companies at the time and make them investor ready. Techstars related accelerators have helped raised more than $1 billion in investment for their start-ups. Rethinking Leadership 2014 will focus on the leadership function of the accelerated companies and discussing that in a broader corporate context. 


The mission of the masterclass is to: A) Explore why entrepreneurship is important in terms of leadership, B) Understand business acceleration, C) Discuss the challenges of leadership and new venture creation/business development, D) Develop a business concept for the Rethinking Leadership Forum.


The participants in the masterclass will be the core of the Rethinking Leadership group, Nordic entrepreneurs and specialists in acceleration models.The Rethinking Leadership group meets every year to discuss the topic of rethinking leadership but with a different theme every time. 




Time: 13:00 on Monday the 20th of October until 17:00 on the 21st of October.


Place: Studio - Copenhagen Business SchoolGrundtvigsvej 25, DK-1864 Frederiksberg C

Hotel suggested: Radisson Blu in Frederiksberg


Preliminary Agenda:



13:00 Introductions – Who we are and what we want - Professor Michele Morner, Reinhard-Mohn-Institut
14:00 Accelerating Business – Agenda and Mission - Dr. Eythor Ivar Jonsson, CBS
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Leadership and Entrepreneurs – State of knowledge - Professor Stefan Meisiek, CBS
16:30 Leadership and Business Acceleration - Mr. Morten M. Jensen, CEO of Cobis
17:30 Group work on the importance of Leadership in Business Acceleration
19:00 Break for Hotel
20:00 Dinner at Fabio - Restaurant Fabio . Falkoner Allé 56 . 2000 Frederiksberg



9:00 Entrepreneurs and Leadership – Roundtable with entrepreneurs - Jes Nagel, Fibrenetix, Adam Foss, Fossflakes, Andrea Baccenetti, Voiceboxer
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Investing in leadership – Roundtable with three investors - Jesper Jarlbæk, BAC, Richard Breiter, SEED Capital, Jesper Roested, Vækstfonden
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Dialogue about leadership and entrepreneurship 
14:30 Round up from the workshop
15.00 Creating a start-up around Rethinking Leadership
17:00+ End of conference



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