and Their Eco-Systems
ScaleUpU is an accredited 36-month executive program similar to the “Birthing of Giants” (BOG) program that Verne Harnish, author of Scaling Up and founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), launched over 25 years ago. At present, Verne’s “Entrepreneurial Masters Program” (EMP) is still conducted at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts
ScaleUps — growing mid-market firms — are relatively rare and contribute to the majority of overall economic growth, accounting for almost all of the private sector employment and revenue growth in the economy.
Most cities have robust startup eco-systems. Currently, the international focus is pivoting to create complementary scaleup eco-systems for middle-market companies. Ultimately, it is the successful startups that scaleup into large, vibrant companies which drive economies.
In London and elsewhere, there are several programs designed to help startup companies. However, for organisations that have passed the startup phase, the options are very limited particularly for middle-market, high-potential firms with revenues of £5 million – £100 million. Yet these firms have the best chance to scale 3x – 10x (and beyond) and to contribute significant growth to local economies.