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

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

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 Spring 2019 programs.

Featured articles

The Future is Female Entrepreneurs

ScaleUpDrivers •
4 March 2019

Join our Happy Hour March 7   When talking about  business growth, one often overlooked factor is diversity. But it makes a difference: A recent NBER analysis shows that 25%…

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A Day in the Runway

Business Beat •
11 February 2019
As we gear up to welcome Runway Class 7 to ScaleUpNation, we’re sharing a peek into a typical day in the Runway Program. We've got an incredible group of impact...
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PHYSEE’s Scale-up DNA

ScaleUpDrivers •
7 February 2019

PHYSEE’s Scale-up DNA As we gear up for the seventh class to join our Runway program this March, we take a deep dive into the ventures that have gone through…

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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, LightHorse