Event: Cracking the code of corporate – venture collaboration

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 moving slowly with minimal return.

There must be a better way! Let’s find a way to work together and crack the code of corporate and start-up/scale-up collaboration by:

  • Learning from leaders who are doing it, not consulting or selling it
  • Discovering insights backed by both science and hands-on practice
  • Meeting corporate and start-up/scale-up leaders who are striving towards your same objectives

All at an event hosted by ScaleUpNation, Rockstart, and Scoutely on November 28 2018.

Cracking the code of corporate & venture collaboration event. November 28 at ScaleUpNation in Amsterdam.


14:30 – 15:00

Doors Open

15:00 – 15:15


  • Intro from Menno van Dijk/ScaleUpNation

15:15 – 15:40

The Next Wave of Innovation

  • Sander van der Blonk/Scoutely

15:40 – 17:45

Breakout Sessions

  • How to find our common purpose? (ScaleUpNation)
  • How to ascertain trust between people? (Rockstart)
  • How to organize the collaboration process? (Scoutely)

17:45 – 19:00

Reflection and Drinks

For whom:

For corporate leads in innovation, technology, business development, venture capitalist, or M&A acquisitions who currently or hope to collaborate with start-ups/scale-ups.

For venture founders of technology start-up/scale-up who either do business with corporate customers, have a corporate investor, or an ambition to be acquired by a corporate

Participation available by invite only. For consideration, please email your intention to join to Annie (


28 November, from 15:00 – 18:30. Doors open at 14:30 with coffee and refreshments.


ScaleUpNation, Burgerweeshuispad 201, 1076GR Amsterdam. Parking available via ParkMobile.

Hosted by


The growth platform for Dutch impact scale-ups.


Supporting start-ups with access to capital, markets, community, and expertise.


Matching corporates with start-ups as an independent 3rd party.

For more information

Check out Menno van Dijk and Sander van der Blonk’s article on Collaboration Principals for ventures and corporates.

To inquire about an invitation, please reach out to

Vacancy: Operations Intern

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 have two main projects:

1. The Runway Program: The Runway program is a peer-based learning class where the founders of 15 ventures come together to learn how to scale their businesses. The Runway classes meet once a month for four months. ScaleUpNation will be running three Runway Classes in the fall: one for triple-bottom line ventures, one for science ventures out of universities, and one for corporate intrapreneurial ventures.

2. The Board Masterclass: This class is for people who are already board members of scale-ups and looking to increase their impact with their ventures. ScaleUpNation will be running two Board Masterclasses in the fall, each consisting of 5 full days of interactive workshops with 30 board members.

This person will be working with the Operations Lead to ensure that all five (three Runways and two Board Masterclasses) of these programs run smoothly. Responsibilities include ensuring participants and greeted and feel welcome, catering runs smoothly, class materials are always ready, facilitators are prepared, and whatever else needs to happen to make these programs a success.

This internship is a well-structured learning opportunity during which we will support you to work on your professional development. You will have the chance to be part of our international, dynamic, and smart team and take on responsibilities that will provide you with insight into our young organization. You will also get great exposure to our community of entrepreneurs.

You will work from our office at Tripolis, Burgerweeshuispad 100, 1076 Amsterdam. This can be a 4 or 5 day a week role. A compensation for the internship can be discussed.

Are you …

  • Service oriented (experience in hospitality is an advantage)?
  • A young and ambitious student in the fields of Hospitality, Communication, Organization,Event or Business management?
  • A great communicator, a team player, and a self-starter?
  • Flexible and reliable?
  • Fluent in English?
  • 80-100 percent available from August 2018 to mid- or the end of December 2018Apply now

To apply, please send a cover letter and a recent CV to Nina Kotterik, program manager ( by Friday August 17. Interviews will be held on 21/ 22 August. The ideal start date is the first week of September.

HealthTech Leadership Breakfast Series

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 of the 4 (2 hour) breakfast sessions will be dedicated to a relevant topic for health-tech scale-ups.

Addressing the HealthTech Challenges

  • What kind of leadership can disrupt a conservative, highly regulated ecosystem?
  • How to attract highly sought after talent whilst competing with big industry and big health institutions?
  • And more. Questions will be co-generated together with attendees – you’re invited to send in the topics that are top of mind and in need of an expert discussion.

Tailored format

An intimate gathering of founders/management leaders from 10 scale-up companies in the HealthTech field.
These sessions follow Chatham House Rules to create an atmosphere of privacy and anonymity but allow leaders to leverage their learnings for personal and company growth.

Led by Hayat Chedid

As the trusted leadership partner for many of the ventures in the Flight Program, Hayat has an inside view into the challenges facing HealthTech leaders and is looking forward to facilitating a master forum with these inspiring management teams.

4 Engaging Sessions

The breakfasts will take place from 8:00 to 10:00 on:
September 28, 2018
November 28, 2018
January 30, 2019
March 28, 2019

Fee: €900 for the series, per person, ex. VAT

Location TBD in Amsterdam

Interested in joining? Please get in touch:

The ScaleUpNation HealthTech Focus

The ScaleUpNation team is dedicated to empowering HealthTech venture leaders as part of our mission to enable triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) ventures and founders.

We are proud to have worked with many innovative HealthTech scale-ups, including: Stockhos, Siilo, Mellon Medical, Minddistrict, Quantib, Forcare, Happitech, Incision, SocialMedwork, NLC, tinybots, Nemo Healthcare, Usono, Robot Care Systems, BioDetection Systems, Sensara, and INCISION.

Vacancy: Venture Analyst

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 be involved in:

  • Venture Sourcing – You will systematically review Dutch start-ups and scale-ups, assess industry/technology trends, with the aim of creating a number of market maps and inform our venture selection. You will also interview scale-ups, investors and experts in the field to identify top scale-ups.
  • Venture Tracking – You will work as part of our Venture Tracking Team to conduct interviews with our scale-up founders about their scaling plans, progress and growing pains. You will also be responsible for subsequent data analysis, synthesis and venture benchmarking.
  • Venture Selection – Work with our Analyst and Program Director on Flight Program selection. This includes preparing Flight Selection meetings, and conducting scaling audits (due diligence process), and shape the support we offer.You will work as part of our Practice team, which includes another Venture Analyst, Customer Champion, Program Director, our Program Managers, our awesome Content Development Team, Community Director and Founder/CEO. You will also work closely with our Venture Partners and Leadership Coaches, and spend a lot of face-to-face time with our scale-ups.


  • Proactive, self-starter.
  • Strong analytical mind, intellectual curiosity.
  • Good with numbers and analytics.
  • Excellent communicator. Good with people.
  • Street smart. You know how to talk to entrepreneurs and get to the truth of the matter.
  • You manage projects in a timely manner and deliver on agreed milestones.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Positive can-do mentality.
  • Good teammate. Fast learner.

About you

  • University degree in Finance, Economics, BA or related.
  • 1 to 5 years working experience in finance, VC, management consulting or equivalent (a big plus).
  • You love technology, enterprise scaling and innovation.
  • You are available 4 to 5 days a week.

What we offer

  • Lots of responsibilities and a fast learning curve.
  • A driven and international team of really great people.
  • Full access to our scaling programs.
  • Access to our founder’s community, representing awesome Dutch scale-ups with solutions thatbenefit the Circular Economy, Health and SmartCities.
  • Shared offices in our ScaleUpDistrict, with great people, scale-ups and coffee.
  • Competitive salary.

To apply, please send a cover note and a recent resume to Laurie Kemp, our Venture Analyst at by June 22nd. Interviews will be held on June 28th and 29th and the ideal start date is ASAP.