What is a scale-up ?

A scale-up is different from a start-up. A company enters a phase of scaling-up when its main challenge is not anymore to find a viable business model, but rather to grow in order to execute this business model to reach the whole of the potential market. It can be a start-up that has validated its business model, or an SME that is renewing its offering.

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A company with a strong growth of its workforce

The average year-on-year growth of its employees is 20% or more


A company with a certain size

A scale-up has at least 10 employees with long-term contracts.





A company with a clear ambition

A scale-up aims at becoming a global leader in its market.