Our Story

Climate change, urbanization, population growth and access to healthcare are among the great societal challenges of our time.

At ScaleUpNation, we believe that these challenges are also major opportunities for innovative enterprises with “triple bottom line impact”, and that only those that scale will make a real difference.

Unfortunately, a mere 0.4% of all ventures founded reach scale (more than 10 million revenue after 5 years). ScaleUpNation helps scale young, innovative ventures in Food and Agriculture, Mobility, and Healthtech by means of scaling programs (The Practice), a peer community, research (The Lab) and growth financing (The Fund).

Our Impact

We focus on enterprises that really punch beyond their weight: impact scale-ups. Impact-oriented, innovative, for profit businesses with disproportionate potential to change the world for the better, add new employment and create economic value. We are proud of our portfolio, addressing 11 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The participants in our programs are impact driven, addressing 11 of the SDGs

Our Team

Daan Bak
Project Manager


Sander van der Blonk
Board Program Director


Janet Bumpas


Hayat Chedid
Practice Director


Annie Chen
Customer Champion


Menno van Dijk
Founder


Catherine Dijkstra
Operations Manager


Anna Fenko
Researcher


Noëlle Haitsma
Board Masterclass and District


Liselore Havermans
Senior Researcher


Jacqueline van der Heijden
Board Masterclass


Adelina Iacob
Junior Marketer & Content Developer ScaleUpLab


Ji-Ye Oh
Researcher


Seif Kabil
Venture Analyst


Nikolaos Karagkiozis
Data Analyst


Laurie Kemp
Venture Analyst


Nina Kotterik
Program Manager and Venture Tracker


Rodria Laline
Governance Expert

Valeria Mecozzi
Story Engineer


Francesca Nardocci
Runway Program Director

Alex Al Rishan
District Manager / Financial Controller

Maurice de Rochemont
Senior Researcher


Samir Saberi
Commercial Director


Jörgen Sandig
Lab Director


Afroditi Terzi
Research Lead


Ceferino Villalba
Developer


Bernie van Welt
Flight Program Director


Anieke Wierenga
ScaleUpFood Director


Rodney Zeldenrijk
Developer


Participants

Venture Partners & Coaches

Carl Bahnmuller
Venture Partner


Floris van der Broek
Venture Partner

Hayat Chedid
Sprint Provider

Florent Coudyser
Sprint Provider

Grant Davidson
Leadership Coach

Jasper van den Driest
Venture Partner

Christophe Frère
Sprint Provider

Angela Gest-Mcall
Leadership Coach

Jan Paul Grollé
Leadership Coach

Noëlle Haitsma
Venture Partner


Bart Hartman
Venture Partner

Jorg van der Heijden
Venture Partner

Auke van den Hout
Venture Partner

Jaap Maljers
Venture Partner

Femke Markus
Venture Partner

Francesca Nardocci
Sprint Provider

Ivo de la Rive Box
Venture Partner

Rolf Jan Rutten
Venture Partner

Robert Schuman
Venture Partner
Gernot Schwendtner
Sprint Provider

Jason Smith
Venture Partner

Olivier Tardieu
Venture Partner

Laurens de Vijver
Venture Partner

Alexander van Wassenaer
Venture Partner

Marieke van Wel-Stoffels
Venture Partner

Bert Wiggers
Venture Partner

Huib Wurfbain
Leadership Coach

Roland Zegger
Venture Partner

News

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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