Learn how to scale your startup!

10th - 25th March 2022

What Up2B Scale Up offers you

Learn the fundamentals of scaling in just 3.5 days

Interactive workshops and hands-on coaching

Keynotes by experts and successful founders

Up2B Scale Up

Who you are

Mastering the art of growing your business!

Welcome to Up2B Scale Up!

A program for potential scale-ups that want to master the art of growing their business.

Taking the step from being a small startup to becoming a fast-growing scale-up is challenging for most companies.

Introducing structures that allow growth whilst maintaing the innovative spirit of a start-up. Hiring and maintaining talent. Akquiring and managing a growing customer base.

All of this while being on the lookout for new funding sources to cover your growing financial needs.

No wonder many startups fail to make this transition.

This is where the Up2B Accelerator comes in!

We identified the key challenges for startups at this stage and have invited international experts and successful entrepreneurs to teach you state-of-the-art frameworks and give you best practices on how to scale your company.

Scale Up is a three and a half day program full of interesting insights, inspiring discussions and workshops. Our goal is to offer you a place that encourages an open exchange with like-minded people, companies and experts. At the end of the program, we want you to walk away with a new perspective on scale-ups in Germany, a stronger network, and a practicable plan that will help your companies growth in the future!

Program Content

The Art of Scaling:
Learn more about the key challenges of scaling and how to master them.

Customer Growth:
Driving customer growth and managing customer relationships.

Organizational Growth:
Setting up your company for fast growth.

Financing and Funding:
Managing cash-flow and exploring new funding sources.

  • You are a digital or high-tech startup with a clear B2B focus and a scalable business model
  • Your startup is less than 5 years old
  • You want to take the next step from startup to scale up
  • You have more than 10 employees
  • 1-2 years of revenue and customer growth

What can you expect

  • A three and a half day program, that will help your startup take the next step!
  • Hands-on workshops and focus sessions
  • Individual mentoring sessions
  • In-depth panels with successful scale-ups
  • Inspiring fireside chats
  • Free of charge participation

Program Period

3,5 days of program

  • Thursday, 10th of March
  • Friday, 11th of March
  • Friday, 18th of March 
  • Friday, 25th of March

Program Location

All events will take place at MAFINEX Technologiezentrum Mannheim.

The Covid-19 safety measures will be adhered to during the event. 

Currently we are planning with 2G+ rules: Vaccinated or recovered and an additional Covid-19 test on the day of the event.

Program Language



People involved in Scale Up 2022

Claire Mula

Technology entrepreneur, founder of Sprooki & scale-up expert.
Frank Steffen Up2B Scale Up

Frank Steffen

Senior Coach @ scale up
Björn Goß Stocard Founder Speaker at Up2B Scale Up

Björn Goß

Founder & CEO @ Stocard

Fabian Silberer

CEO & Co-Founder @ sevDesk
Manuel Hartmann Sales Coach @ Up2B Sales Bootcamp

Manuel Hartmann

B2B sales expert & founder of https://thesalesplaybook.io/

Ilhan Scheer

Managing Director at Accenture, Founder & CEO fable+

Christoph Zöller

Founder @ Instaffo

Lena Esseln

Startup Scout & Advisor @ German Accelerator

Lubomila Jordanova

CEO & Founder @ Plan A
Joao Duarte

Joao Duarte

Verne Ventures
Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

CEO @ Spacer & Parkhound
Thorsten Heilig

Thorsten Heilig

Co-Founder and CEO @ Paretos
Maeva Cifuentes

Maeva Cifuentes

CEO @ Flying Cat Marketing
Christian Grobe

Christian Grobe

Co-Founder @ Billie
Mark Miller Carlsquare

Mark Miller

M&A Advisor and Entrepreneur
Alissa Prinsloo

Alissa Prinsloo

Principal @ STS Ventures

Peter Fricke

Head of Deutsche Boerse Venture Network
Thomas Prexl Up2B Scale Up

Thomas Prexl

Technologiepark Heidelberg

Dima Sarle

Entrepreneur, Coach and Speaker.
Eva Haas Up2B Scale Up

Eva Haas

Eva Haas Controlling Service

Simon Schmincke

General Partner @ Creandum
Emmanuel Cassimatis

Emmanuel Cassimatis

Portfolio Growth @ SAP.io
Sophie Chung Up2B Accelerator

Sophie Chung

CEO and Founder @ Qunomedical
Moritz Lucke

Moritz Luck

Co-Founder and Investor @ Phytonics and Enscape
Thomas Fandrich

Thomas Fandrich

Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer @ Quantilope

Sven Soltau

Expert CRM, tech stack and online marketing

Scale Up 2021



Who can apply?

All Startups that fulfill the following criteria:

  • you are a digital or high-tech startup with a clear B2B focus and a scalable business model
  • less than 5 years old
  • you want to take the next step from startup to scale up
  • you have more than 10 employees
  • 1-2 years of revenue and customer growth
When is the application deadline?

On January 23, 2022, 23:59. We can not consider further applications after the deadline.

We have not founded the company yet. Can we also apply?

No. Scale Up is a program for advanced start-ups. If you are the founder of an early stage start-up or plan to found a startup soon, you should have a look at our other Accelerator programs.

When do you decide if our team can participate in the Scale Up program?

The application deadline is 9th of January. Soon after the Up2B team will decide if you are among the participants. We plan to announce the participating startups on the 11th of February. There might be the possibility to contact you via Skype or Phone if we have some question regarding your startup and your team.

Is it necessary to be on site every day for the whole team?

At least one of you has to be present during the program period. No show is an exclusion criteria.

Do we have to pay for the participation or give shares of our company?

No, the program is for free! We also do not take any equity!

What is the program language?

English! All workshops, presentations and your pitches as well as your application have to be in english, since we expect also international participants. Some of our experts and mentors as well as investors are international too.

What about the COVID-19 situation? Will the event be live or digital?

Scale Up will take place at the MAFINEX Technologiezentrum in Mannheim.

We do have further questions. Who can we contact?

Please contact Anna Hüttl

Phone: +49 159 06133911

Applications closed for 2022

Your contact person

Anna Huettl

Anna Hüttl

Project Coordinator – Next Mannheim

+49 159 06133911

+49 159 06133911

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