If you’re a UK-headquartered digital business, with Series A funding (or £500k revenue if bootstrapped), and can demonstrate a good level of month-on-month traction, this could be the programme for you. And the whole thing is free. Applications are open now, but you’ve only got until 3 November to apply. Read more here.
Welcome to the Upscale blog.
OneFineStay CEO & founder Greg Marsh – ‘Why hiring slow and firing fast is one of the hardest things founders have to do’
Wonderbly CEO Asi Sharabi – ‘Managing your own psychology is the number one challenge founders face’
As the first six month pilot Upscale programme comes to an end Programme Director, Zheela Qaiser, reflects on the journey that both the companies and Tech City UK have been on. Read more here.
After his recent session with the Upscale CTOs – on hiring in a scale-up – Suranga Chandratillake, General Partner at Balderton Capital, shares his learnings on how to make the process as efficient as possible. Read more here.
After his recent session with Upscale C-Suite, Graze founder and CEO, Anthony Fletcher, shares his journey of scaling a UK business internationally and into the US market. Read more here.
After his recent session with the Upscale founders, we caught up with Scale Coach, Saul Klein, for a Q&A with Tech City UK CEO, Gerard Grech, on some of the key learnings from his amazing career. The conversation focused on scaling digital businesses and tech ecosystems. Read more here.
We recently held another amazing Upscale workshop with the COOs of many of the 30 companies who recently joined the programme. This session was on Scaling Operations and held by Scale Coach, David Norris, of Forward Partners. Read more here.
On Monday morning earlier last week, my partner Jerry Colonna and I (in our role as Scale Coaches) met a group of entrepreneurs from the Upscale programme at the top of the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch for a discussion about the challenges of entrepreneurship and why resilience is a key element of leadership. Read more here.
At Tech City UK, our aim is to accelerate the growth of digital businesses at every stage in their lifecycle. We have a range of programmes such as the Digital Business Academy (very early stage), Future Fifty (later stage) and we are now unveiling our new programme: Upscale. Read more about the programme here.