Go Baby Go: Scaling A Social Movement Around Mobility
This social entrepreneurship case, anchored in 2018, portrays Go Baby Go's (GBG) founder Cole Galloway, Ph.D., debating how to scale GBG's impact given the numerous resource constraints. GBG was a project started by Galloway, a full professor at the University of Delaware. Galloway, a top physical therapy scholar, began to modify ride-on toy cars for his research on infants and mobility and serendipitously discovered that he was fulfilling an unmet need that could positively impact the development of hundreds of thousands of children and their families. What started with a simple idea - adapting ride-on toy cars turned into an international advocacy movement for infants and children with significant mobility issues. After eight years of organic growth with limited resources, Galloway was trying to figure out how to scale GBG's impact. The case describes Galloway's background, his journey as an "accidental" social entrepreneur, and his unique approach to scaling GBG. Through Galloway's experience, students will be able to discern social entrepreneurs' characteristics and analyze existing social enterprise growth strategies.