Scale Up Academy

What are the Scale Up Academies?

Building a company brings challenges to the surface. That’s where the Scale Up Academy comes in. This year-round program helps you exchange knowledge and connects you with other innovators and partners of Accenture. You will be handed the tools and insights needed to overcome your company’s obstacles. Are you an innovator and interested in what these workshops can bring you? Stay tuned for more information.

Why Scale up?

Every day, Accenture provides advice to partners and clients about their most challenging innovation cases. Startups often play a major role in solving these challenges. The Scale Up Academies offer custom-made solutions for obstacles in important, modern-day areas. The Scale Up Academies teach you how to: build an effective team, position yourself within the right network, and apply a design thinking method for the best customer-oriented approach.

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SUA 1 | NEW YEAR’S KICK-OFF

We’ve kicked off the new year. Start-up innovators joined us for the start of another year full of innovation. There are still many more Scale Up Academy events in 2018 to look forward to!

Our journey started with the New Year’s Kick-Off. During this intimate get-together with start-up innovators, we started discussions and learned about Accenture’s role as facilitator within its extensive ecosystem.

Speakers

  • Pieter Paul van Oerle | Found of the Accenture Innovation Awards
  • Joost Brinkman | Founder of Solarus & AIA16 winner
  • Arthur de Crook | Founder of Robovalley & Jury-lead AIA
  • Bas Gerritsen | Founder of Pabbl & AIA17 Public Prize winner

SUA 2 | BUSINESS BEATS

The ‘Business Beat’ is the sync between your vision and your execution. It is the tempo that focuses the energy and builds the momentum of your organization. Implementing a ‘Business Beat’ helps you handle the complexities in communication and decision making that come with rapid growth.

In this two-hour interactive drum-workshop we have learned just how to do that. This workshops was designed for founders and leadership teams of startups that have between 20 to 50 employees, who experience rapid growth.

Speakers

  • Juan van Emmerloot | Professional drummer, producer and coach.
  • Patrick Leenheers | Director at THNK, School of Creative Leadership.

SUA 3 | BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS

In this two-hour interactive workshop innovators had the opportunity to co-create a Business Model with other start-ups and received hands-on advice from experts in the field.

Speakers

  • 1st Speaker: Freerk Bisschop | Director of the Smart Energy Program
  • 2nd Speaker: Merle Freeke | Corporate Innovation Scout at Accenture
  • 3rd Speaker: Jurgen Wildvank | Senior Manager at Accenture

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THE AWARDS

Registrations for The Innovation Awards 2018 are officially open. Learn more about the competition and join our network of game changers! Are you ready for the AIA18 innovation journey?

THE INNOVATIONS

Connect with our inspiring innovators in every industry, meet the innovations and learn about their innovative concept. Are you ready to find out how to release trapped value in your organization?

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