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Future Scaleups

Find your growth path for internationalization

All entrepreneurs eventually face the Scale-up challenge as they try to build sustainable businesses. Building growth and internationalization involves a number of demanding decisions that companies have to make in uncertain circumstances; where to allocate resources to maximize the growth.

Future Scaleups is a development program for young founders, CEOs, and management team members. We use research-based methods together with a business-oriented point of view to analyze deeply your company´s business environment in depth using 12 different vectors. Program focuses on identifying the company-specific scaling barriers and then providing the right tools to overcome the challenges.

Our goal is to maximize the 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.

The program is eligible for NIY (Nuoret Innovatiiviset Yritykset) funding.

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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

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Dr. Shailendra Vyakarnam, Entrepreneurship Educator and co-writer of the best selling Scale-up Manual summarizes why scaling-up is so hard.

Program Benefits

The Future Scaleups program is the step to take to get your company to the next level. Enroll two to three of the company´s management team members 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 members of growth companies

  • Businesses with a demonstrated product market fit and revenue typically between 0,5 M€ and 2 M€

Contents and Schedule

The Future Scaleups 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, as well as marketing and sales strategies. Each theme includes concrete business examples, and workshops where you will start to develop your company in the light of these themes. In addition, the mentoring process will focus more closely on the most important pain points for each company.

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 schedules.

Program Structure

Scale-up Analysis

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

Tools for Scaling

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

Mentoring process

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


Program Fee and Application

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