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 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.

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Vacancy: Sr Researcher ScaleUpFood

Crack the code of scaling for Scale-Ups in Food & Agri ScaleUpFood Research At ScaleUp Nation we have the ambition to underpin the growth strategy of fast scaling companies, scale-ups,…
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Time to bring a COO into your scale-up?

By Daan Bak, Hayat Chedid, Menno van Dijk, Jörgen Sandig Scaling an enterprise is like a pizza eating contest with the first prize being more pizza. As you generate more…

The Art of Scaling Waste

ScaleUpNation Runway venture PeelPioneers is well on their way to scaling their innovative venture. Their journey showcases the challenges and creative opportunities Food & Agriculture entrepreneurs must master as they…


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