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Way to Scale supports ambitious, innovation driven entrepreneurs to reach £10 million+ revenue within 7 years.

How and what?

Way to Scale is an intensive programme which runs annually, during January to March, made up of three core elements:

  • January – a week-long intensive residential Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) at the world-leading technology and business university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with around 100 other international CEOs and Entrepreneurs.
  • February – five tailored strategy workshops at Catalyst for CEOs and senior team members to work on your own business plans and implement EDP learnings.
  • March – a week long, bespoke residential in Boston, focussing on go-to-market, sales strategies and tactics, together with focused customer prospect visits that will deliver a defendable, scalable business plan for each company.


CEOs on last year’s programme have already demonstrated extraordinary growth and are on course to quadruple revenues within 12 months of programme completion and add over 50% to direct employees.

Who Should Attend?

  • You’re a highly ambitious CEO from an innovation-driven company with the vision to scale to £10M+ revenue or £100M+ in enterprise value within 7 years, and plan to significantly grow business internationally.
  • Your company has revenue of £500,000+, or the capital in place to grow.

Why Way to Scale?

Northern Ireland is leading the way when it comes to nurturing innovation start-up companies to £1M in revenue. However, the real economic impact occurs when companies scale to £10Million and beyond. The Way to Scale programme helps to close this gap by giving a select group of CEOs the chance to participate in an intensive entrepreneur development programme that spans Northern Ireland and the USA.


Due to the pandemic we have pivoted Way to Scale online and are delighted to say applications for the Way to Scale Growth Academy 2020 are now open. If you are interested and would like to chat more about the programme, find out more here. 

Contact Information

Name: John Knapton


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