Scale Up! Digital

Digital Simulation Facilitator Certification (DSFC) is a 100% online training and certification program for one of the world’s leading startup and entrepreneurship simulations,  Scale Up!  Once certified, you become a certified Digital Simulation Facilitator. This allows you to use the digital strategy simulation with your clients, startups, scale-ups, accelerators, ecosystems, national innovation agencies, or your students.

Scale Up! Is being used by consultants, faculty, accelerators, innovation agencies, and clusters worldwide. It is the perfect investment for your ‘in-COVID’ work.

How it Works

1. Three live digital training sessions

4 hours each, total of 12 hours. The majority of work happens in three live digital training sessions. These three sessions are spread over a four week period, to allow you to reflect and practice between sessions.

2. Digital program and self-reflection

You will have access to a short online program with a small number of project work assignments to complete. These assignments are developed to support your learning and your business development with digital simulations.

3. Your own training

This is done at your own pace, with people, friends, clients, or partners at your end.
The goal is for you to get minimum of three hours of ‘outside training’ to develop your own skills during the program.

4. Complete both – start working

Once you have completed both the Scale Up! Simulation Certification (1) and the Scale Up! Digital Certification (2), you are fully certified and ready to go.

This gives you access to the Scale Up! digital simulation through a monthly subscription model. For €200 per month, you get access to all the digital simulations materials (including Transform! and Supercluster!). Use it freely with your clients, students, prospects, or co-workers. Or you can opt for a fixed fee of €200 per use/per simulation.

Who is it for?

The program is designed for:

  • Consultants
  • Business school faculty
  • Startup mentors
  • Innovation clusters
  • Accelerators
  • Incubators
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Angel Networks
  • Sprint guides
  • Lego Serious Play Facilitators
  • National and regional innovation agencies
  • Anyone looking to build better startups, scale-ups or entrepreneurial ecosystems.

What You Get Out of It

Fully certified on the digital Strategy Tools Simulation, you can:

  • Run digital sessions with your clients – from anywhere in the world
  • Grow your startup & scale-up impact with digital solutions
  • Teach entrepreneurship at bachelor, Master, MBA, and Executive programs
  • Design and develop entirely new Education programs – designed for digital delivery
  • Use innovative digital simulations to run startup events and open discovery sessions
  • Invent new, digital ways of working with your global startups – without ever leaving the comforts of your home.

Key Highlights

Introduction to Start-up Financing 

Learn the basics of startup financing, from debt, revenue, equity.

Work with Superangels

Meet and work with real-life Superangels. Learn how to think, negotiate and close deals with top-notch investors.

Brand New Tools

Learn the very latest startup tools from Strategy Tools.


How much time should I plan for?

The total time commitment is around 15 – 16 hours. This includes three live digital training sessions and your own outside training workshops. You may want to allocate even more time, to really allow yourself to go into the advanced levels and start designing your own sessions early on.

Can I certify my team?

Yes, you are welcome to sign up your team or group of co-workers or faculty.

Which problem does Scale Up! solve?

Scale Up! Is designed to help participants understand how to successfully take a company from zero to IPO. You learn how to raise financing, deal with investors, create a scale-up strategy, and take the company to exit.

How much does it cost?

The digital training is €499. You also need the foundational certification program for Scale Up! For €499.  Once certified you have the option of using Scale Up! Digital with our monthly subscription model of €200/per month.

Do you offer in-company certification programs?

Yes, we do. Contact us for more information at [email protected].

Can you run the sessions for us?

Yes, we can. Our global network of certified Scale Up! Experts can work with you for both the digital and physical version of Scale Up!

Do I need previous strategy experience?

No, you don’t. But you will find it much easier to grasp the concept, challenges, and canvases if you have relevant experience.

Is there a physical version of Scale Up!?

Yes, there is. You are welcome to read more about the physical version of Scale Up here.

Update your scale up toolkit.
Become a certified Scale Up! Expert today.

Next Intake Starts 26 Sep, 2022


Workshop #1: Introduction and facilitating sessions – 26th Sep, 2022 (13:30 – 16:30 CET)

Workshop #2: Running successful sessions – 11th Oct, 2022 (19:00 – 22:00 CET)

Workshop #3: Advanced level training – 20th Oct, 2022 (20:00 – 22:00 CET)

Reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested.