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    Can Do SCALE Summer School

    Applications now closed

  • 3rd - 6th June 2019 | Dunblane Hydro | Scotland

    A world-leading business growth programme for ambitious entrepreneurs

  • Looking for the knowledge to take your business to the next level?

    Specially designed for organisations with a turnover of over £250,000, Scotland Can Do SCALE is an intensive four-day business growth programme. Scotland Can Do SCALE gives you the necessary tools for increasing profit, developing long-term staffing plans, and entering new markets. Offering unparalleled entrepreneurial teachings from some of the world’s experts, alongside extensive networking opportunities, SCALE is Scotland’s premier growth forum for ambitious business leaders.

  • Applications are now closed

    We are in the process of confirming the SCALE Summer School 2019 cohort. If you have any questions please contact info@scotlandcandoscale.com

  • Who is this programme for?

    Specially designed for organisations with a turnover of over £250,000

    High-level leaders from businesses looking to engage with international markets.

    Founders ready for a new perspective on their growth strategy.

    Corporate innovators heading up a product development team.

  • What will you learn?

    The four-day programme leads attendees through some of the most important lessons in company growth and gives them easy-to-action steps.

    Core learnings include:

    • Creating a robust strategy for growth from leading MIT Entrepreneurship experts
    • Building the correct staff structure for large-scale and immediate growth
    • Incorporating sustainable innovation into your business
    • Scaling for international growth or exporting
    • Moving from an early market to mass market
    • Managing large teams and understanding your leadership style
    • Frameworks including growth mindset and emotional intelligence for impact
    • Cash flow and financing
    • Building a company culture and maintaining it throughout growth
    • Horizons and exits – what they look like

    This is supported with extensive networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, calling on the collective knowledge in the room.

  • The Experts

    Bill Aulet, Managing Director,  Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

    Bill Aulet

    Managing Director

    Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

    Bill Aulet is changing the way entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. Bill has over 25 years of experience in business success, first at IBM and then as a three-time entrepreneur. During the past seven years he has been responsible for leading the development of entrepreneurship education across MIT, where he has been recognized with numerous awards. His book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship, has become an award winning international best-seller due to its accessible and methodical approach to entrepreneurship. In April 2017, the companion book, the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook, was released. Bill writes and speaks logically on how entrepreneurs are created and the importance of both education and ecosystems.

    Emilee Simmons, Professor,  Leeds University

    Emilee Simmons


    Leeds University

    Dr Emilee L Simmons is the Director of Learning Enhancement, Director of the Academy of Innovation in Business Education, and Assistant Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at Leeds University Business School. Her professional background is in business development and consultancy, particularly working with social enterprises and the third sector. Her leadership roles in learning & teaching excellence interweave with her research interests and expertise in entrepreneurship education and active learning approaches. This has lead to many awards including the more recent Deans Award for Teaching Excellence and a University of Leeds Fellowship. Emilee currently co-leads intensive executive courses on Resilience in the Arts (national, £4million+ grant-funded), Scaling for Growth (various online, national & international) and Design Thinking (India, USA & UK).

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  • The SCALE programme is brought to you by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. It is also supported by Entrepreneurial Scotland and the Scottish Government.

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