The program ends with a “pitch event” in which Laureates are able to present their business plan to an audience of traditional and impact investors. It is held in conjunction with ESSEC’s Impact Day, an annual event that gathers a broad range of actors active in entrepreneurship in France, Europe and abroad.
Scale Up is open to businesses in French-speaking Europe with proof of concept, both economically and in terms of social impact. Since inception, the program has transformed over 20 social businesses and contributed to wider evolutions in France’s economic and social landscape.
In 2015, capitalizing on five years of experience and with the goal of sharing lessons learned as broadly as possible, Scale Up published Changer d’échelle : Manuel pour maximiser l’impact des entreprises sociales, a practical guide for social businesses as they grow. The manual (French language only) is available for free download here.
To learn more about our program partner, ESSEC-Anthropia