Scale-Up Programs

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ScaleUp Roanoke Valley

Resource: ScaleUp Roanoke Valley
Hosted by: Supply Chain Visions
To learn more contact: http://www.scaleup-roanokevalley.com/

ScaleUp Roanoke Valley is designed to help growth-oriented and underserved high-potential entrepreneurs scale their businesses. The program consists of roundtables, management support, training, and networking access for business in the Valley to help them grow and develop.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Education
Location(s): Roanoke, VA (targeting businesses in the Roanoke Valley region)
Primary Requirements: $150,000–$750,000 in annual revenue, operating at least 2 years
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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Edward Lowe Foundation Leader Retreats

Resource: Edward Lowe Foundation Leader Retreats
Hosted by: Edward Lowe Foundation
To learn more contact: http://edwardlowe.org/tools-programs/retreats/

Edward Lowe Foundation hosts leader retreats at Big Rock Valley. Leader retreats are organized by founders for their teams and facilitated to help businesses address the unique challenges that they encounter during second-stage growth, such as building strong management teams, developing internal infrastructure, and managing organizational change. The program targets founders, owners, and key executives with the goal of helping them develop the skill set needed to scale the business.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Cassopolis, MI
Primary Requirements: $1 million–$50 million in annual revenue, 10-99 employees
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: Yes

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Emerging Leaders

Resource: Emerging Leaders
Hosted by: Small Business Administration
To learn more contact: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-initiatives/sba-emerging-leaders-initiative

The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The initiative provides these executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within urban communities.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Education
Location(s): AL, NM, NY, ND, NJ, AZ, AR, CA, D.C., FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, ID, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, OH, PA, RI, OR, OK, WA, SD, UT, TX
Primary Requirements: At least $400,000 in annual revenue, at least 1 employee, operating at least 3 years
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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Inner City Capital Connections

Resource: Inner City Capital Connections
Hosted by: Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
To learn more contact: http://www.icic.org/connections/nominations-and-Applys

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program designed to accelerate small business growth and access to capital. ICCC helps firms in the growth-to-exit stage overcome obstacles to reach their respective goals. The 1-day seminar includes strategy development, talent management, entrepreneurial finance, marketing, and capital acquisition.

Primary Assistance: Networks, Education
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: At least $2 million in annual revenue, located in urban area
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Invitation, recommendation or nomination required
Submission or start date: Yes

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ScaleUp Milwaukee

Resource: ScaleUp Milwaukee
Hosted by: Greater Milwaukee Committee
To learn more contact: http://scaleupmilwaukee.org/

ScaleUp Milwaukee is a powerful platform for companies to grow in Milwaukee. The 6-month scalerator program offers entrepreneurial education curriculum taught by expert Babson College professors and guest speakers who include professional bankers, investors, consultants, and sector specialists.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Education
Location(s): Milwaukee, WI (targeting businesses in the Milwaukee area)
Primary Requirements: $150,000–$500,000 in annual revenue, operating at least 2 years
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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Entrepreneur Exchange Program

2001Resource: Entrepreneur Exchange Program
Hosted by: Your Management Team INC
To learn more contact: http://www.yourmanagementteam.com/ee

Entrepreneur Exchange is designed to help growth-oriented, high-potential entrepreneurs create jobs, increase sales, and access capital for business development. The program offers entrepreneurial education curriculum, training workshops, financial auditing, and networking opportunities. The program accepts 30 business owners per year.

Primary Assistance: Networks, Technical Assistance, Education
Location(s): Westerville, OH
Primary Requirements: $150,000–$750,000 in annual revenue, desire to hire W-2 employees, operating at least 2 years
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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ScaleUp Kansas City

Resource: ScaleUp Kansas City
Hosted by: University of Missouri
To learn more contact: http://www.kcsourcelink.com/scale-up

ScaleUp Kansas City is a 4-month program designed to help growth-oriented, high-potential entrepreneurs develop and grow their businesses. ScaleUp Kansas City immerses 12 to 15 entrepreneurs in courses and mentoring sessions that will connect them with a high-caliber network of peers, resources, and mentors and change the trajectory of their businesses.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Education
Location(s): Kansas City, MO (targeting businesses in Greater Kansas City)
Primary Requirements: $150,000–$750,000 in annual revenue, operating at least 2 years
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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ScaleUp North Florida

Resource: ScaleUp North Florida
Hosted by: University of North Florida
To learn more contact: http://www.scaleupnorthflorida.com/

ScaleUp North Florida is designed to help growth-oriented, high-potential entrepreneurs create jobs, increase sales, and access capital for business development. The program offers 26 hours of entrepreneurial training and ongoing one-on-one consultation to help 50 businesses per year achieve their goals.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Education
Location(s): Jacksonville, FL (targeting businesses in the Jacksonville area)
Primary Requirements: $150,000–$750,000 in annual revenue, operating at least 2
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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ScaleUp Portland

Resource: ScaleUp Portland
Hosted by: Supply Chain Visions
To learn more contact: http://www.scaleup-portlandme.com/

ScaleUp Portland is designed to help growth-oriented and underserved high-potential entrepreneurs scale their businesses. The program consists of roundtables, management support, training, and networking access for business in Portland Maine to help them grow and develop.

Primary Assistance: Education, Technical Assistance
Location(s): Portland, ME (targeting businesses in Greater Portland)
Primary Requirements: $150,000–$500,000 in annual revenue, operating at least 2 years
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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Tuck-WBENC Executive Program

Resource: Tuck-WBENC Executive Program
Hosted by: Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
To learn more contact: http://www.wbenc.org/tuck-wbenc-executive-program/

The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program is an intensive, 5-day executive development program for WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE). It is an intensive learning experience that focuses primarily on increasing the competitive advantage and robustness of the participant’s own business.

Primary Assistance: Education, Networks
Location(s): Palisades, NY
Primary Requirements: At least $500,000 in annual revenue, operating at least 3 years, WBENC-certified as a WBE
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes