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 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.

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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

Vacancy: Sr Researcher ScaleUpFood

Job Oportunities News •
8 November 2019
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?

Geen categorie •
9 September 2019

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…

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The Art of Scaling Waste

ScaleUpDrivers •
9 August 2019

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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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.


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