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

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

ScaleUpNation

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

Accelerate your scaling in 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? We’re now accepting applications for our Fall 2018 programs.

Featured articles

Are you an Effective Scale-up Board Member?

Business Beat •
28 August 2018

By Menno van Dijk, Laurie Kemp, Hayat Chedid, Noëlle Haitsma, and Floris Kroon Governance can make or break a scale-up. We all have our own war stories and examples of…

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Building for Culture

Driving Excellence •
20 August 2018
The value of a strong company culture is clear, but building a strong culture is far from straightforward. We identify and expand on healthy practices for building a culture: how...
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The Essential Product Roadmap

Smart Bets •
7 August 2018
A well-crafted product roadmap can a be startup’s key step toward scale. Once the product hits square market fit, it needs to get to work toward launching the next product...
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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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Partners

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, LightHorse