The art of scaling

Drivers of Scale

Through research and experience with hundreds of scaling entrepreneurs, ScaleUpNation has developed the ScaleUpDrivers: a framework, toolkit, and insights hub to support growth among scale-up companies.

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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Top Scale-up Reads of 2018

Geen categorie •
21 December 2018

Our favorite reads of 2018 Ready to curl up near the fire and increase your learning velocity? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from ScaleUpNation. Looking forward to an enlightening…

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See you at the AOM Scale-up Conference

ScaleUpDrivers •
14 December 2018

Academy of Management Conference This week at ScaleUpNation we’ve been busy preparing for the Academy of Management Specialized Conference in Tel Aviv next week. The theme “From Start-up to Scale-up…

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Event: Cracking the code of corporate – venture collaboration

News •
9 October 2018
Event: Cracking the code of corporate & venture collaboration Increasingly, corporates are sourcing ideas and solutions from the tech start-up/scale-up community, but cooperation can be ad hoc and notorious for...
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Corporate & Venture Collaboration Principals

Smart Bets •

By Menno van Dijk and Sander van der Blonk Cooperation between large corporates and young innovative ventures can have many flavors. These range from R&D collaboration, to opportunities for leveraging…

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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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Vacancy: Operations Intern

News •
6 August 2018
About this role/responsibilities From September to December (4 months), our ScaleUpPractice team has an internship opportunity for an ambitious student that is excited about hospitality, operations and entrepreneurship! You will...
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The Transition from Founder to CEO

Driving Excellence •
23 July 2018

Successful CEO-cum-founders are a very rare breed. Most founders surrendered management control long before their companies went public. (Based on the research in the US) by the time the ventures…

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HealthTech Leadership Breakfast Series

News •
19 July 2018
HealthTech Leadership Breakfast Series Introducing the ScaleUpNation HealthTech Leadership breakfast series: a monthly forum for founders and management teams of HealthTech ventures to work together on challenging leadership topics. Each...
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Board Members that Propel, Not Protect

Business Beat •
25 June 2018
Supervisory board members of scale-ups focus on value creation rather than value protection, this article describes what it takes. By Menno van Dijk, founder of ScaleUpNation. With input from Rodria Laline, Valeria...
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Introducing ScaleUpDistrict

News •
22 June 2018
A video to introduce ScaleUpDistrict. Thank you to everyone who attended to break-in the new building and celebrate our new identity.
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Beyond Product-Market Fit

Smart Bets •
21 June 2018
Product launches are exhilarating – the team is ready to go, aligned, partly terrified, but thrilled to hit the market. The reality is that the real uphill climb comes afterwards....
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Dare to choose

Smart Bets •
Saying no to potential customers can seem counter-intuitive especially for companies in the start-up phase, but it could be the key to scale. A young entrepreneur came to us with...
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The Laws of Scale

Smart Bets •
20 June 2018
Geoffrey West’s latest book Scaling looks at system behavior in organisms, cities and companies, whose behavior emerges from continuous iteration of often very simple rules operating between individual agents. These...
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Vacancy: Venture Analyst

News •
22 May 2018
About this role/responsibilities The mission for this position is to help select the best scale-ups in the Netherlands into our Runway and Flight Programs and track their growth. You will...
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Corporate & Venture Collaboration Principals

Smart Bets •
9 October 2018

By Menno van Dijk and Sander van der Blonk Cooperation between large corporates and young innovative ventures can have many flavors. These range from R&D collaboration, to opportunities for leveraging…

Read more

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...
Read more

Beyond Product-Market Fit

Smart Bets •
21 June 2018
Product launches are exhilarating – the team is ready to go, aligned, partly terrified, but thrilled to hit the market. The reality is that the real uphill climb comes afterwards....
Read more

Dare to choose

Smart Bets •
Saying no to potential customers can seem counter-intuitive especially for companies in the start-up phase, but it could be the key to scale. A young entrepreneur came to us with...
Read more

The Laws of Scale

Smart Bets •
20 June 2018
Geoffrey West’s latest book Scaling looks at system behavior in organisms, cities and companies, whose behavior emerges from continuous iteration of often very simple rules operating between individual agents. These...
Read more

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...
Read more

The Transition from Founder to CEO

Driving Excellence •
23 July 2018

Successful CEO-cum-founders are a very rare breed. Most founders surrendered management control long before their companies went public. (Based on the research in the US) by the time the ventures…

Read more

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...
Read more

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…

Read more

Board Members that Propel, Not Protect

Business Beat •
25 June 2018
Supervisory board members of scale-ups focus on value creation rather than value protection, this article describes what it takes. By Menno van Dijk, founder of ScaleUpNation. With input from Rodria Laline, Valeria...
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