• The Programme

    The Scotland Can Do SCALE programme is a inclusive, high-growth entrepreneurial education initiative

    Whether you're looking to trade internationally or developing new products and services, growth in business requires extensive investment and a lot of hard work. Results can feel difficult to predict, and processes can be difficult to implement. Scotland Can Do SCALE has been designed to make growth-orientated decisions more effective and easier to implement.


    Combining teachings from some of the world’s foremost experts on entrepreneurship and business growth with unrivalled peer-to-peer networking opportunities, SCALE’s four-day intensive residential programme provides practical, structured next steps for attendees – taking theory into action.


    Funded by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council with support from Entrepreneurial Scotland and the Scottish Government, the price of the programme is heavily discounted – allowing ambitious businesses world-class teaching, at a much smaller financial investment for businesses.

    SCALE applications are now closed

    3rd June 2019

    • Critical success factors for scaling entrepreneurial ventures
    • Building a structure, culture and a mindset for scaling
    • Emotional intelligence for impact framework
    • How to build sustainable innovation into your products and company
    • Unlocking the power of the network

    4th June 2019

    • How to develop competitive advantage from Scotland
    • Enabling international sales and exports
    • Moving from early markets to mass markets
    • Maintaining quality of product/service throughout growth
    • Continuing to attract the right talent from anywhere and retaining it
    • The importance of quality advisors
    • Managing large teams
    • Growth mindset framework
    • Selling in today’s environment internationally
    • Collaborative alliances and strategic partnerships

    5th June 2019

    • Money Money Money: Internally generated cash flow and financing
    • Unit economics
    • Operational challenges & leadership imperative
    • Fostering a productive organisational culture
    • Culture and the evolution throughout growth
    • Exploring leadership styles
    • Sustainability in business
    • Decision making under pressure
    • Horizons and exits – what can this look like

    SCALE Together | 6th June 2019

    As part of your fee, you are also invited to join us for a fourth day at our SCALE Together event– join past alumni from across Scotland as they share how they’ve been able to take their learnings forward, discuss their next steps, and find new opportunities through networking.

  • 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

  • Delivery Team

    World-leading experts, sector specialists and experienced facilitators will host a range of exciting, interactive sessions.

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

    Bill Aulet

    Managing Director

    Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

    Emilee Simmons, Professor, Leeds University

    Emilee Simmons


    Leeds University

    Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder, FutureX

    Zoi Kantounatou



    Hazel Gibbens, Communications Lead, FutureX

    Hazel Gibbens

    Communications Lead


  • Alumni Events

    Throughout the year we run a series of alumni events that are exclusively for the SCALE network. These events give you the chance to recap on core learnings, engage with your peers and showcase your latest offerings.


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