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 enterprise 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 Healthtech, Circular Economy, and Smart City by means of scaling programs (The Practice), a peer community, research (The Lab) and growth financing (The Fund).

Our Ambition

The ScaleUpNation ambition:

1. Support scale-ups with a 3P (people, planet, profit) impact, focused on selected areas

2. Focus on those new firms that generate impact and employment at scale

3. Support all scale-ups in the Netherlands

4. Go international

5. Be the preeminent thought leader on ScaleUpDrivers

6. Provide growth financing with superior 3P returns

Our Team:

Janet Bumpas
Program Director


Hayat Chedid
Head of Leadership and Organization


Annie Chen
Customer Champion


Menno van Dijk
Founder


Noëlle Haitsma
Board Masterclass and District


Jan Paul Grollé
Leadership Coach

Laurie Kemp
Venture Analyst


Nina Kotterik
Program Manager and Venture Tracker


Alex Al Rishan
Building Manager

Valeria Mecozzi
Knowledge Conductor


Jason Smith
Lead + Evolve


Floortje Vriezema
Project Manager


Daan Bak
Lead + Evolve


Nick Ouvenis
Developer


Sacha Muller
Board Masterclass


Jacqueline van der Heijden
Board Masterclass


Barend Lahm
Board Masterclass

Bernie van Welt
Program Director


Venture Partners

Jasper van den Driest
Venture Partner

Mark Jacobs
Venture Partner

Bart Hartman
Venture Partner

Jorg van der Heijden
Venture Partner

Auke van den Hout
Venture Partner

Jaap Maljers
Venture Partner

Ivo de la Rive Box
Venture Partner

Rolf Jan Rutten
Venture Partner

Robert Schuman
Venture Partner
Bert Wiggers
Venture Partner

Alexander van Wassenaer
Venture Partner

Floris van der Broek
Venture Partner

Roland Zegger
Venture Partner

Carl Bahnmuller
Venture Partner

Marieke van Wel-Stoffels
Venture Partner

Janet Bumpas
Venture Partner


Noëlle Haitsma
Venture Partner


Femke Markus
Venture Partner

Menno van Dijk
Venture Partner

Jason Smith
Venture Partner

Bernie van Welt
Venture Partner


Scaling is hard, complex, explorative and experimental. True scale-up masters are experienced practitioners and lifelong learners, like us.

News

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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