Scale-up Dashboard

“More Startups Are Becoming Scale-ups”

The ScaleUp Dashboard is an annual research into Dutch scale-ups conducted by Prof. dr. Justin Jansen, academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) and Professor Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).

The Scale-up Dashboard answers various questions surrounding the phenomenon of scale-ups, including:

  • How many scale-ups does the Netherlands have?
  • How do these numbers stack up against other European countries?
  • Which sectors have the highest number of scale-ups?
  • How many startups become scale-ups?
  • What is the impact of scale-ups in terms of job creation and the overall Dutch economy?
  • What are both the reasons behind and barriers to the fast growth of these firms?

Discover Scale-ups In Your Region Or Sector

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship also conducts research on scale-ups on a regional level, on commission for organizations such as the Brabantse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (BOM), Innovation Quarter (IQ) and the city of Rotterdam. The insights help them discover how many scale-ups their region has and how to best support and promote their growth, thereby creating new jobs in the regional economy.

Also for non-governmental and commercial organisations, our database and studies can be adapted to region or sector, reveiling all companies with a reliable 3-year top growth record.

You can download the Rotterdam study below as an example.

ScaleUp Dashboard 2016

The ScaleUp Dashboard 2016 shows that:

  • For the first time in 7 years the number of fast-growing companies in the Netherlands is increasing
  • Especially in the administrative and support service sector the share of fast-growing companies is increasing rapidly. The share of fast-growing companies in almost all Dutch topsectors, on the other hand, is decreasing
  • More startups are becoming scale-ups. One out of every 20 Dutch fast-growing companies used to be a startup

ScaleUp Database

Based on the yearly ScaleUp Dashboard, the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) are now working on a ScaleUp Database. This database contains:

  • The full list of all 3070 Dutch scale-ups
  • Detailed information on all these companies, such as their location, sector, growth, patents and more
  • A ‘break-out’ list of startups that have the potential to become scale-up companies

The ScaleUp Database is currently under construction. If you’d like to be the first to receive access when we launch and be updated on the progress, sign up for our waiting list below!

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Download the city of Rotterdam Scale-up Dashboard

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