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”. But only those ventures 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). For this reason, ScaleUpNation helps scale young, innovative ventures in Food and Agriculture, Mobility, and Health-tech. We do that by means of scaling programs – The Practice, research – The Lab – and a peer community.

team work is what pushes scaleupnation forward

Our Impact

We focus on enterprises that really punch beyond their weight: impact scale-ups. In other words, innovative, for-profit businesses that have 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 scaleupnation scale-ups are impact driven, and work on 11 of the united nation's SDGs

Our Team

Anieke Wierenga

CEO

Menno van Dijk

Founder

Kimberly Ofori

Business Development Lead

Laura Talsma

Product & Venture Builder

Athmica Subbaiah

Venture Analyst

Jacqueline van der Heijden

ScaleUpBoard Recruitment

Rodney Zeldenrijk

Senior Fullstack Developer

Nikolaos Karagkiozis

Data Analyst

Afroditi Terzi

Research Lead

Marta Fiolhais

Digital Marketer

Alex Al Rishan

Financial Controller

Ellen de Jong

Office Manager

Jolanda Holwerda

ScaleUpBoard Director

Peter de Boer

Brand Champion

Francesca Nardocci

Sprint Provider

Participants

the scale-ups that have participated in scaleupnation programs
the board members that have participated in scaleupnation programs

Venture Partners & Coaches

Carl Bahnmuller
Venture Partner


Floris van der Broek
Venture Partner

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

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