The Details

Ideal size: 5-35 FTE.
: Naritaweg 10, 1043 BX Amsterdam (Sloterdijk)
Duration: 6 total days, 2 times 3 days over 4 months (April; June)
Fee: Eur 7.500 (ex VAT)

Start: April 22, 2019
Language: English

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Laurie Kemp
Venture Analyst


  • You are a management team of 2-4 of a NL-based scaling venture with a product on the market and initial revenues.
  • The group is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning. Participation is therefore determined by application.

Hardly any start-ups scale.

Only .4% of start-ups actually scale.

Most new companies either fail or stall out, never making it beyond a small to medium enterprise. Going from a start-up to a scale-up is a true phase change, which requires a fundamental shift for the CEO and the entire organization.


You as founder may be the main barrier.

As a scale-up founder and entrepreneur, do you recognize these growing pains?

  • I feel like I need to clone myself in order to be a good CEO and deliver the business.
  • Sales aren’t taking off as fast as expected.
  • We’re acing the Netherlands, but struggling to replicate this internationally.
  • Our cash runway is ending soon, how do we unlock new growth funding?
  • We take great pride in our start-up culture, but are we organized for high growth?
  • My team and shareholders are misaligned on growth priorities and it’s causing friction.

Make the choice to scale.

The Venture Runway Program is a 6 day course (2 x 3 days) exposing ventures to opportunities to scale their business.

Your management team will be given the chance to evaluate your readiness to scale and identify concrete first steps through ScaleUpNation expert perspectives, unique experiences and peer learning opportunities.



of our scale-ups grow more than 20% in the year after Runway.
Average venture capital portfolio growth is 10%.

What you get:

Proven Insights

Only ScaleUpNation has a fully underpinned model of scaling drivers that help you to identify where and how to secure your resources for the scaling phase.

Objective Evaluation

Using our proprietary tools, identify which urgent steps you need to make as a leader for your organization and business to debottleneck growth.

Breakthrough solutions

Step away from the day-to-day business and work together with your management team on a new creative plan.

Flight Program

Post-Runway program, select ventures will be invited to join the Flight program – a long term support program on the scaling drivers which can include series B and C funding opportunities.

“ScaleUpNation is THE source for leading edge thinking and tools on how to scale a business.”  Bas Verhart

Jumpstart your scaling

Jurriaan Ruys

CEO Land Life Company

“The Runway Program gave us the opportunity to sharpen our purpose and scaling path and the coaching sessions with other scale-ups gave actionable steps to move forward”

Ritsaart van Montfrans

CEO Incision

“A close-knit group of people with big ideas on how to change the world. We learned a lot from sharing our experiences, and supporting each other in moving our ventures forward. Tools, coaching, networking.. Amazing to be a part of it.”

Mark van Laar

CEO Fixico

“Runway has been a fantastic and inspiring journey. It helped us take a step back and reflect on our day-to- day business and scaling strategy, while learning from entrepreneurs, coaches and practitioners about how to best navigate the scaling journey that lies ahead.”

Application Process

“The passion, energy, and execution by the ScaleUpNation team – excellent!” – Harm-Jan Wessels, CEO Forcare

Expert Faculty

Menno van Dijk

Founder ScaleUpNation

Francesca Nardocci

Scale-up Operations

Hayat Chedid

Leadership, Team and Culture

Jörgen Sandig

Learning Velocity and AI

Samir Saberi

Enterprise Sales

Rodria Laline

Scale-up Governance

Jennifer Boulanger

Hiring and Onboarding

Rod Ben Zeev



The past 2,5 years, we have worked with +100 ventures, helping them to scale and building a close-knitted scaling community that spans leading Dutch VCs and investors, serial entrepreneurs and service providers to guide your growth.

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