Only 0.4% of startups scale...
Our goal is to increase that number

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ScaleUpNation is the growth platform for impact scale-ups.


Large societal challenges are equally large entrepreneurial opportunities. But to move the needle in terms of impact, enterprises must scale.
ScaleUpNation supports entrepreneurs to master the art of scaling, aiming to double the number of impact scale-ups.

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The Impact Scale-ups

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Learning Velocity in scale-ups

by Menno van Dijk, Anna Fenko, Ji-ye Oh,
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What we offer

Scale-up founders meet in Amsterdam during the ScaleUpNation Venture Runway program

The Practice delivers programs for impact scale-up founders, scale-up board members, and corporate scale-up intrapreneurs. These programs are highly tailored to the unique growth stage and are designed to build the essential competencies for driving scale with a focus on transformational leadership. Learn more about the Programs and see if you qualify.

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Members of impact scale-ups meet in Amsterdam

The Lab researches scaling drivers and develops data and tools that helps entrepreneurs to scale. The research approach is demand-driven, focused on questions that entrepreneurs in our programs wrestle with.

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Impact scale-up board members meet in Amsterdam

The Fund offers growth-financing to impact scale-ups with vision, focus and a triple bottom line model. To maximize chances for scale-up success, ventures in consideration for funding must be engaged with the Runway and Flight programs.

Featured articles

Two cross-skiers crash in the World Championship. Like fallen athletes, scale-up founders need to learn how to grow from failure
Learning velocity

How to grow from failure in scale-ups?

Learning the hard way is inevitable in scale-ups. Not all of your creative ideas will be developed into working products. Not all of your prospective clients will sign the contract.…
Delighting Customers

Scale-ups need to delight their customers. But is that enough?

Scale-ups need to delight their customers. But is that enough? As a scale-up CEO, you are extremely busy. But for the topic of Delighting Customers, you always have time. Everyone…
man sits alone against a brick wall
Learning velocity

Scale-ups are learning the hard way. Start learning the smart way!

Scale-ups are learning the hard way. Start learning the smart way! Scale-ups are young innovative ventures that quickly transform themselves into full-fledged enterprises. This profound transformation is impossible without strategic…


Europese Unie - Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling - is a ScaleUpNation partner
Provincie Noord Holland is a ScaleUpNation partner
Kansen Voor West is a ScaleUpNation partner

European Union, Province North Holland, Kansen voor West, THNK, McKinsey, New Venture, Goldschmeding Foundation, Eneco, Erasmus Centre, Startup Amsterdam, Ministry of Economics, Gemeente Amsterdam, Chrysalix, NL Groeit