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Sign up to be one of the Top 250 Scaleups of 2021!

At Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, we monitor the performance of fast-growing companies in the Netherlands and in Europe. Every year, in collaboration with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), we present the results of our research in the ScaleUp Dashboard. On top of that, together with nlgroeit, we select and award the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands during the BusinessBoost Live event. 

Do you think your company has what it takes to be in The Top 250 Scaleups for this year? Sign up below to find out! 

Register to be one of the Top 250 Scaleups of 2021

Apply before 7 May 2021

Both startups and scaleups are important innovators of the economy and a crucial part of the Dutch economy in terms of new business activities and job creation. Scaleups are often early adopters, who are able to disrupt existing markets and industries by making current offerings obsolete. In order to better understand these companies and emphasise their importance, we have this annual publication of the Top 250 Scaleups in collaboration with nlgroeit.

Nominees for this year’s list will be announced in June, with the final ranking to be published at the BusinessBoost Live event in September.

Registrations have already opened for the 2021-edition. Does your company deserve a place on this year’s list? Sign up now and we will keep you posted!

Scaleup Research

About the Top 250 Scaleups

The Top 250 Scaleups offers an overview of the fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands and is published in collaboration with nlgroeit. It is based on the ScaleUp Dashboard, an annual research publication about fast-growing companies (scaleups) based in the Netherlands. The research is led by Prof. Dr. Justin Jansen, Academic Director of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management.

The Top 250 Scaleups 2021 will be comprised of the 250 Dutch companies that grew the most in turnover and/or employees during the period 2017 until 2020. The Top 10 will be based on companies that created the most jobs during this period and showed the highest average annual growth in employees.

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Discover the rankings of previous Top 250 Scaleups editions (click on the photo):


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