ELITE Netherlands will offer an exceptional growth program for Dutch Companies starting 2023. The program is developed in close cooperation with Dutch partners ECE (Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship), ScaleUp Company and nlgroeit. The program is designed to support companies in their growth strategy and execution and is based on the specific specialties of the partners.  

Private companies, with a growth ambition and revenues between 20 and 100 mln are eligible to apply.  More details about the program, timing and pricing will be published on this website.  

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The program

The program is designed around two types of companies:  

  • The scaleups – companies that have been growing for a minimum of 20% per year over the last three years.  
  • The established, full sized companies that need a new growth strategy and ambition.  

The program consists of a combination of education, workshops, peer-group sessions and mentoring. The program lasts 12 months.  More information on the program will be published on this page.  

Objective of the program

To inspire and educate c-level executives of Dutch Scale Ups and Grown Ups in improving, transforming, growing and scaling their companies with an international program that consists of executive education, peer-learning, mentoring and a broad network of contacts.

The Partners

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship provides the latest academic insights and education on fast growth and strategy. ScaleUp Company provides proprietary insights on the Scaling Up methodology and nlgroeit has the largest network of high qualified growth mentors in The Netherlands.  

ABOUT Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading expertise centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we develop people and teams to master innovation within corporate organisations. We are part of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, one of the top 10 ranked European Business Schools.

We offer actionable training programmes to improve the innovation skills and leadership of people within corporate organisations. We also offer a diploma programme, mini-MBA, to certify innovation professionals from organisations ranging from ING, DSM, Deutsche Bahn and Ministry of Defence to be a recognized innovation leader.


ScaleUp Company is the growth partner for leaders of scaleups. Through our growth programs, tooling and sharing the wealth of entrepreneurial experiences of our ScaleUp Pros, we facilitate leadership teams to realize the full potential of their organization. 

The shareholders and ScaleUp Pros of ScaleUp Company together represent more than 250 years of entrepreneurial experience. Knowing that almost every challenge has already been solved by another entrepreneur, no challenge is too big for us. 

ScaleUp Company is the number one partner of Verne Harnish, founder of the Scaling Up methodology. 


Stichting nlgroeit is a foundation – by and for entrepreneurs- to inspire and support them with their growth. Funded by theMinistry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, nlgroeit has supported thousands of entrepreneurs with matches with their 450 mentors, including Dutch top scale up entrepreneurs like Michiel Muller, Jitse Groen Pieter, Zwart and so on.  


ELITE – a Euronext company is the private market connecting private companies with diverse sources of capital to drive their growth. It comprises a vibrant community of successful entrepreneurs, advisors, brokers and investors focused on helping private companies from around the world obtain funding and so transform their vision into clear plans, actions and results. 

Our network and digital platform provide companies with simplified access to diverse funding options and help intermediaries and brokers expand their reach. Today, ELITE is a global success story, unlocking funding, jobs and growth for thousands of companies and by doing so bringing benefits to the economies in which they operate. ELITE – A EURONEXT COMPANY.

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