Scale-ups in the Netherlands

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BY PROF. DR. JUSTIN JANSEN

The impact of fast-growing companies is big. Between 2011 and 2014, scale-ups created more than 70.000 full-time jobs in the Netherlands. This is a notable contribution, seeing that only 0,5% of the private sector are scale-ups. Although the number of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Netherlands has grown significantly over the past year, the number of scale-ups has halved between 2008 and 2014. Will the gap between start-up and scale-up continue to grow, or will the Netherlands further evolve as leading scale-up nation?

This blog was published on the occasion of the How to Get There Summit on 17 November 2016 and is part of a series of blogs on the topic of Innovation & Entrepreneurship by SMO, powered by DutchCE.

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