Aalto University School of Business

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  • 12 weeks
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Aalto University School of Business


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Who should attend

The program is aimed at companies with annual revenue of a minimum of 2M€, personnel of at least ten people, and annual growth figures of at least 20% in the past three years. The business needs to have global potential and scalable technology.

The program is aimed at high-growth companies with global potential and scalable technology. It is designed for the core team (2-3 people) responsible for the primary functions of the company. We are looking for a strong, agile, and motivated team with openness to learn and endurance of changes, and high speed.

When evaluating the program applicants, we consider as an advantage that the company is aligned with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has diversity in its team composition.

About the course

Powered by Nordic Innovation

The Nordics have a record number of growth companies but according to studies, only 0.4% of startups can successfully transform to a scaleup. With our GlobalScaleX program, your company can find a way to overcome the scaling barriers and create your own success story.

GlobalScaleX is a four-month growth camp for fast-growing technology companies that want to build their capabilities to the next stage and keep on growing. With our experts, mentors, entrepreneurs, and investors, you will save years of work by getting all the possible help you need during the four-month program.

GlobalScaleX offers on-point learnings and tools focusing on the challenges that scaleup companies are facing. Learnings are implemented right away in the business. The program is co-designed by Aalto ENT and BI Norwegian Business School with Nordea Startup & Growth and UK Department for International Trade (DIT). Apply to join the program and develop your scaling strategy with some of the best experts in the field.

GlobalScaleX is part of the Nordic Scalers project, supported by Nordic Innovation, which aims to promote and facilitate the growth of Nordic companies, as well as cross-border collaboration, and strengthen the Nordic ecosystem of growth companies

  • Maximize the scalability by identifying your company´s strengths, competitive advantages, and focus points to unlock growth.
  • Think differently, commercialize, and apply business model innovation and agile ways of working.
  • Lead a growing company from the human, strategic, and entrepreneurial perspectives.

Program Benefits

GlobalScaleX is the step to take to get your company to the next level. Enroll two to three of the company's management team members in the program and use the 12 weeks to develop your scaling strategy with the help of our trainers and mentors.

  • Identify where to target resources to maximize growth
  • Gain new tools and frameworks for scaling
  • Get inspiration and new ideas from experienced trainers and business mentors
  • Clarify your business strategy and optimize your business processes

Contents and Schedule

The GlobalScaleX program covers the most critical vectors that scaleup companies need to focus on to grow successfully. The program consists of five modules, company-specific mentoring sessions, and a Demo Day. Each theme includes concrete business examples and workshops where you will start to develop your company. The mentoring process will focus more closely on the most crucial pain points for each company.

The program is delivered in two-day modules over a 12-week period. The sessions are interactive and include discussions and workshops. Company-specific mentoring sessions can be tailored to meet your own schedules.

Program Structure

Scale-up Analysis

Identify your company's current state, set future targets, detect the scaling barriers, and select a strategic target based on the allocation of resources

Tools for Scaling

Four two-day modules focusing on development of the company's processes and capabilities

Mentoring Process

Four private mentoring sessions with an expert selected to support your company's unique scaling journey


Shailendra Vyakarnam

Background Dr Vyakarnam worked in industry for several years before completing his MBA and PhD at Cranfield. He has combined academic, practitioner and policy interests to provide advice to governments and on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, technology commercialisation and entrepr...

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