Scale Up Academy

Ready to scale up your concept? Explore the challenging workshops of the year-round Scale Up Academy.


Scale Up Academy

Ready to scale up your concept? Explore the challenging workshops of the year-round Scale Up Academy.

How to scale up?

Building a company brings challenges to the surface. And that’s where the Scale Up Academy comes in. Within this year-round program, you will be offered knowledge exchange and network opportunities to break through these risks and challenges. All to scale up your company.

The various days of the Scale Up Academy will offer you insights into starting and scaling up your business and connect you with other innovators and knowledge partners of Accenture. Are you an innovator and are you interested in what these workshops can bring you? You are more than welcome!

Design Thinking Workshop

Why Scale Up Academies?

Scale Up Academy day 4

As the Innovation Awards aims to help startups broaden their network, and provide them a stage to facilitate scaling up, providing knowledge cannot miss out. Day in day out, Accenture provides advice to partners and clients about the most challenging innovation cases. Many times, startups play a major role in solving these challenges.

In order to innovate in the now, we aim to prepare startups and scale ups also in areas that often create barriers in growth. Building an effective team, collaborating with the right network, and applying a design thinking method for the best customer-oriented approach, are skills that must be taught. In these Scale Up Academies, you will be provided with the knowledge to make these skills your own, so that we can innovate now, together.

Calendar overview

Past events

Upcomping events

Sustain Your Business

  • Subject: Peer Due Dilligence Workshop
  • Date: 2 May 2017
  • Read more about this past event
  • Location: Impact Hub, Amsterdam


Design Thinking Workshop

  • Subject: Design Thinking
  • Date: 14 June
  • Read more about this past event
  • Location: Liquid Studio Utrecht

Drive Your Innovative Concept

  • Subject: Business Model & Vision Optimization
  • Date: August 2017, exact date to be announced.
  • Pre-registration open
  • Location: to be announced.


Perfect Pitch (Only for the 110 semi-finalists of AIA17)

  • Subject:  Acquire The Best Pitch Skills
  • Date: 15 September 2017
  • Registration not yet opened
  • Location: Boom Chicago, Amsterdam


Scale Up Your Business

  • Subject: Scale Up Your Business
  • Date: November 2017
  • Registration not yet opened
  • Location: t.b.a.

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