Scale Up!

Launching a startup is easy. Successfully raising outside capital and scaling? Much, much harder. Designed for accelerators, incubators, startup teams, board members, early-stage investors, and anyone dealing with startups and scale-ups – Scale Up! helps you understand, experience and overcome the growth challenges startups often face when trying to scale.

A balancing act

To win, you will need to be the first company to build an investor portfolio of 50 million and get across the finish line. However, that’s easier said than done. 

You will need to collect investors along the way, match it with your company strategy, make difficult strategic choices, deal with a number of unforeseen circumstances, all without going bankrupt in your first round. 

Develop better growth strategies

As you play, you will go through the different life-stages of a startup, and if you started out without a clear strategy, everything will soon come toppling down on you. You’ll get valuable insights on how to successfully find and select the right investors, equip yourself with the skills and team you need to accelerate your growth.

Take home real world lessons

Scale Up! The Entrepreneurship Simulator was built based on our work with hundreds of startups and scale-ups around the world and the typical issues they all face. All the cases and cards featured in Scale Up! are based on real-life cases and real-world investors, which gives you a realistic view on the art and science of scaling better companies.

Preview: Katapult Ocean Accelerator

See how Katapult Ocean Accelerator is using Scale Up! to build better startups. Learn more about this case study in the full program.

Try the Digital Version

Scale Up! Digital is a complete and powerful entrepreneurship program. Delivered 100% remotely and digitally. The program covers all aspects of scaling up, investor readiness, and startup strategy. Currently used by accelerators, business schools, and VC funds – 100% digital.

Become a Certified Facilitator

Get the 100% online certification program included in the kit, to support your development, learning and mastery of the Scale Up! simulation. In this certification program, you will master the Scale Up! Simulation Kit. From running small simulation sessions to larger-scale multi-step training programs, you will learn how to plan, design, and run full programs.

You will learn the domain knowledge and advanced facilitation skills to run impactful Scale Up! sessions and programs, as well as how to sell these internally and externally. As a simulation facilitator, you will quickly learn that Scale Up! is far more than ‘just a simulation’.

The entire bundle is a highly flexible solution, that you can structure and use in many, many ways, based on your customers’ and users’ needs. You can expand your consulting services significantly with a Scale Up! certification.

What You Get in the Certification Program

  • Confidence and know-how to run high impact Scale Up! simulation sessions with your team, clients, startups, and ecosystem
  • Detailed walk-through of all elements of the simulation
  • 6 hours of self-paced videos and content (in easily-consumed bite-sized pieces)
  • Several real-world use cases: from product to project
  • Advanced facilitation techniques
  • Facilitator guide
  • The facilitator slide deck that you can use with your team/clients
  • Advanced reading material to enhance your domain knowledge of the startup world
  • Free download of strategy canvases, guidebooks, and more to facilitate your Scale Up! sessions
  • Free access to the Strategy Tools App

“Playing Scale Up! put me in the shoes of a startup founder and gave me insights into the startup world I never otherwise would’ve grasped so quickly.”

Helen Roth

CEO, Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster

Take a Peek into the Scale Up! Kit

The Scale Up! Entrepreneurship Simulation Kit is only available for purchase for certified facilitators only. 

Bring a Powerful Solution to Your Ecosystem

The fundamental principles of Scale Up! is built on real-world experiences and insights. Behind every single card there is a personal story. These stories are either seen first-hand, or witnessed in close proximity to founders, investors and startup ecosystems.

90% of the investor cards are built on actual, real-life investors. More importantly, the deeper complexities and challenges are based on hundreds of investor meetings, fund raising projects and work across the entire ecosystem.

Get certified to bring this powerful solution to your ecosystem.

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