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

Introducing: ScaleUpFood launching October 2019

ScaleUpNation is the growth platform for Dutch impact scale-ups.


Large social challenges are as much large entrepreneurial opportunities, but only enterprises that scale are able to move the needle in terms of impact. ScaleUpNation supports entrepreneurs to master the art of scaling, with an ambition to double the number of impact scale-ups.


Our Ambition

Our programs

Experience the international best-in-class faculty in our impact-driven and entrepreneurial programs. Ready for serious leadership development and action-based peer-to-peer learning?

Featured articles

ScaleUpNation’s Board program: Measuring its impact

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21 June 2019

“No board ever built anything great, but a bad board will kill a company every time.” -Old Silicon Valley saying. Some call it the chrysalis effect: the process of maturation…

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Selection process open: join us for our deep-dive into learning velocity

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7 June 2019
Are you an impact scale-up CEO or MT member and want to learn more about learning velocity... join us for our deep-dive starting July 1st.  A deep-dive is a unique...
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Welcome Samir Saberi!

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4 June 2019

We’re excited that Samir Saberi has joined ScaleUpNation as our Commercial Director, focused on sales, marketing and business development. In this role, Samir will be responsible for helping build and…

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Scale-ups in the programs

What we offer

The Practice delivers programs for 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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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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The Fund offers growth-financing to scale-up ventures 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.

ScaleUpDistrict provides professional and high-end amenetiesand services to scale-up companies that are ready to move from “the garage” to a more ambitious, international business district. Large, customizable offices for companies over 20 FTE combined with representative amenities create a professional business district.

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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