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Aalto Scale-up Academy

Overcome the scaling barriers and maximize growth 

All companies have their own unique scaling journey, but the challenges they face during that journey are somewhat similar. Depending on a company´s business environment, the challenges appear at different stages in the journey. Aalto Scale-up Academy focuses on identifying the company-specific scaling barriers and then providing the right tools to overcome the challenges.

Aalto Scale-up Academy is a 12-week program for Founders, CEOs, and members of the management team of growth companies. We use research-based methods together with a business-oriented point of view to analyze your company´s business environment in depth using 12 different vectors.

Our goal is to maximize scalability by identifying the company´s strengths and competitive advantages. With our team of mentors and instructors, you can achieve your future targets and manage to grow sustainably and profitably.


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Find the possibilities for growth and scaling up and get support for decision making

Think differently, commercialize, and apply business model innovation and agile ways of working

Lead a growing company from human, strategic, and entrepreneurial perspectives

Program Benefits

Aalto Scale-up Academy is the step to take to get your company to the next level. Enroll two to three members of the company´s management team in the program and use the 12 weeks to develop your scaling strategy with the help of our trainers and mentors.

Identify where to target resources to maximize growth
Gain new tools and frameworks for scaling
Get inspiration and new ideas from experienced trainers and business mentors
Clarify your business strategy and optimize your business processes


  • Companies with ambition and a unique offering that are aiming to scale their business internationally 

  • Founders/ CEOs / key members of the management team of growth companies       

  • Businesses with a demonstrated product market fit and revenue typically between 2 and 10 M€

Contents and Schedule

The program themes and topics cover the most important vectors that scale-up companies need to focus on to grow successfully. During the four “Tools for scaling” sessions you will learn about growth, company leadership, operational and financial management, and marketing and sales strategies. Each theme includes concrete business examples, and workshops where you will start to develop your company in the light of the theme.

The program is delivered in two-day modules over a 12-week period. The sessions are interactive and include discussions and workshops. Company-specific mentoring sessions can be tailored to meet your own schedule.

Program Structure

Scale-up Analysis

Identify your company´s current state, set future targets, detect the scaling barriers and select a strategic target based on the allocation of resources

Tools for Scaling

Four two-day face-to-face sessions with Aalto Scale-up Academy trainers focusing on development of company´s processes and capabilities

Mentoring process

Four private mentoring sessions with an Aalto Scale-up Academy mentor selected to support company´s unique scaling journey


Program Fee and Registration

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