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Up2B Scale Up

A program for potential scale-ups that want to master the art of growing their business


Learn how to scale your startup

Taking the step from being a small startup to becoming a fast-growing scale-up is challenging for most companies. Introducing structures that allow growth whilst maintaining the innovative spirit of a startup. Hiring and maintaining talent. Acquiring and managing a growing customer base…

All of this while being on the lookout for new funding sources to cover your growing financial needs. No wonder many startups fail to make this transition. This is where the Up2B program Scale Up comes in! We identified the key challenges for startups at this stage and have invited international experts and successful entrepreneurs to teach you state-of-the-art frameworks and give you best practices on how to scale your company.

Scale Up is a three-and-a-half-day program full of interesting insights, inspiring discussions and workshops. Our goal is to offer you a place that encourages an open exchange with like-minded people, companies and experts. At the end of the program, we want you to walk away with a new perspective on scale-ups in Germany, a stronger network, and a practicable plan that will help your company’s growth in the future.


What Up2B Scale Up offers you

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Keynotes by experts and successful founders


Learn the fundamentals of scaling in just 3,5 days


Interactive workshops and hands-on coaching


Six weeks to get access to the B2B world

You should apply if...

  • You are a digital or high-tech startup with a scalable business model

  • Your business is B2B-focused

  • Your startup is less than 5 years old

  • You want to take the next step from startup to scale up

  • You have more than 10 employees

  • You have 1-2 years of revenue and customer growth

What to expect?

  • A three-and-a-half-day program that will help your startup take the next step

  • Hands-on workshops and focus sessions

  • Individual mentoring sessions

  • In-depth panels with successful scale-ups

  • Inspiring fireside chats

  • Free participation

Program content

  • The Art of Scaling: Learn more about the key challenges of scaling and how to master them

  • Customer Growth: Driving customer growth and managing customer relationships

  • Organizational Growth: Setting up your company for fast growth

  • Financing and Funding: Managing cash-flow and exploring new funding sources

Program period

The program takes place on the following days:

  • Thursday, March 10th 2022

  • Friday, March 11th 2022

  • Friday, March 18th 2022

  • Friday, March 25th 2022

Application deadline

The application deadline is on January 23rd 2022 at 23:59. If you want to participate in Up2B Breakthrough, please fill in this application form

Program location

All events will take place in Mannheim (MAFINEX Technologiezentrum, Julius-Hatry-Str. 1, 68163 Mannheim). 

Program costs

Since Up2B is funded by Startup BW and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Tourism, the participation is free including food and beverages during the program on site. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.


The mentors & experts you will meet

Peter Fricke

Peter Fricke

Head of Deutsche Boerse Venture Network

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Simon Schmincke

Simon Schmincke

General Partner


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Sophie Chung

Sophie Chung

CEO and Founder


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Get a feeling about the program


Frequently asked about Up2B Scale Up


What the participants say about Scale Up

"For us as a startup with about 10 employees, the Scale Up program was just the right thing for the next steps. It helped us to align our sales - from the acquisition of first customers to a scalable sales concept. And since internally not everyone can do everything anymore, we now define clear roles, goals, and expectations for all team members along the Scale Up principles. We have already implemented a number of things and can already observe successes. I can recommend the program to anyone who is growing out of the founding team and is faced with the challenge of aligning their startup with scalable operations."

Christian Hertle

Founder SFM Systems

Get in touch!

Anna is your contact person for Up2B Scale Up. If you have questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact her. For further information, please also check our FAQs.

Anna Hüttl

+49 159 06133911


Anna Hüttl

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