Known for our open culture and strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, the Netherlands scores as one of Europe’s top scale-up nations. However, the measures taken to restrict the spreading of the coronavirus in the Netherlands have led to a drop in sales and financial difficulties for these companies too. That’s why we had a closer look at our Top 250 Scale-ups and investigated how some of them act to cope with this Corona Crisis.
A crisis like this requires a flexible attitude, strong adaptability and an innovative mindset. Scale-ups often excel in these areas, they think and act to disrupt current markets and by doing so, grow rapidly. Based on multi-year research into scale-ups in the Netherlands, we identified earlier this year a number of factors that influence the growth of these companies. In this report we translated the growth factors to the current crisis and asked scale-ups from the list how they react to these challenging market conditions.