Scale-Up Coach

Master a completely new way to support and develop startups & scale up.
Learn 20 new tools – 100% digital and self-paced – become a certified Scale Up Coach.

Build Better Start-ups & Scale-ups

12 Proven Canvases

Insights & Case Studies

Scale Up Software

What you get

Canvases, Strategy Cards and Digital App – You Will Learn Them All

Elin Hauge

Co-Founder and Partner, Network Development Hub, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Professional Speaker


Genius in its simplicity.

I find the approach of the strategy tools in the Scale Up Coach program genius in its simplicity.

When we work with startups and scale-ups, they’re often very focused on what they do and don’t have the academic background in finance and strategy. This makes it difficult to have impactful strategic discussions with them about commercialization and investments.

The Scale Up Coach program equips you with a set of tools that enables a pragmatic and simple approach to having the necessary discussions without a lot of fuss or being cost-prohibitive.

I found that by working through these simple tools, we would be able to have a fruitful discussion even with the most strong-headed clients.

I would recommend this program to everybody who considers themselves advisors to startups and scale-ups. 

Who is it for?

The Scale Up Coach program provided me with a clear structure on how to support scale-ups with big ambitions.


Scale Up Coach Program Participant


Faster Value Creation

Why You Should Join

Develop Your Skills

Expand Your Toolkit

Learn How You Can Help Build Better Startups

Learn Globally Proven Tools to Support Your Startup Ecosystem

Become a Recognized Scale Up Expert

Grow Your Business Impact with Early Stage Ecosystems

Who is Already Using It?

Katapult Ocean 

Globally leading ocean impact accelerator, Katapult, has been using the Startup Series tools with their accelerator cohorts. Startups in the accelerator program use both paper-based and digital apps on the Strategy Tools Platform to accelerate their scale-up strategy.

LINK Venture Capital

Nordic VC firm Link use Strategy Tools Digital Solutions to reinvent their deal sourcing and workflow, leading to far more efficient work processes and a better ‘customer’ experience for their investment prospects.

Innovation Norway

The national innovation agency has made the Long-Term Funding Roadmap one of four official tools in the agency’s official toolbox for all 700 employees. This will set a standard for the national funding framework and be rolled out to employees, startups, and investors.

Program Curriculum

Module 0:  Introduction

Introduction and program outline

Module 1: the Scale Up Journey

What is the Scale Up Journey? Stories from leading scale-ups around the world. Case studies on battery technology, floating solar, mobility, and social media. The role of the Scale Up Coach. Unique tools for your project work.

Module 2: Capital Strategy

What is a capital strategy? How can startups and scale-ups work more strategically on their fund raising? Case studies on digital lifestyle, drones, artificial intelligence, and smart mobility. Investor interviews. Powerful toolkit for raising better financing rounds.

Module 3: Scale Up Strategy

What is a Scale Up Strategy? How can startups develop the right scale-up strategy for the future? Case studies in solar energy, electric mobility, fintech, and social media. Extensive toolkit for creating a scale-up strategy.

Module 4: Value Creation

What is value creation? How to move from idea to IPO. How to plan strategically for exit and successful value creation. Investor returns. Case studies on energy, fintech, ed-tech. Advanced level tools for value creation and exit strategy. Advanced level exercises for mastery of the role as a Scale Up Coach.

Module 5: Your Role

Your role as a high-impact, value creating Scale Up Coach. Reflections. Impact assessment. Value assessment. Next steps.

Your Instructors


Over the past 18+ years,  Christian Rangen has ‘worked’ across multiple roles of various startup ecosystems. He has founded, co-founded or advised more than 100 companies, he has founded and built several accelerator programs, he is mentor or advisor to accelerators in Asia, Europe and the US. He advises governments, investors and innovation clusters on entrepreneurship. He teaches entrepreneurship at business schools and is himself an active angel investor. Yet, throughout this journey, he often felt a lack of tools and methodologies that could help founders succeed. This program is designed to solve this challenge. In Scale Up Coach, you will learn how you can apply globally proven tools to build better startups and scale-ups – starting today.


A Silicon Valley native with direct experience and thought leadership across industry, government, venture capital, and academia. I’ve been on executive teams of three separate companies that started with zero revenue, raised rounds from leading VCs, went public, gained Fortune 500 status, and sold for a collective $12B. Sought-out speaker and active advisor for governments, accelerators, ecosystems, and startups around the world. Rick is an Industry Fellow for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, at Berkeley and Adjunct faculty at Northeastern. Head of Mentors for the European Innovation Academy.  He is also an in-demand faculty member at various international entrepreneurship education programs. Today, Rick spends his time working on global ecosystem development, advising governments and startups, and teaching ambitious entrepreneurs around the world. 

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