The PwC NextLevel startup initiative supports innovative, fast-growth scale-up companies to meet their growth ambitions – we provide the tools enabling you to effectively and efficiently scale your business.
PwC’s NextLevel Team is here to help: you have the idea, the product, the technology. We’ll give you access to a pipeline of new customers, new channels to market and the full benefit of our extensive network. Furthermore, if you're looking to raise finance - we'll support you through your next investment round.
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Is your company is ready for scaling? Then join our 8-week sector specific Scale programmes! With a focus on commercial opportunities and lead generation, we support you in mastering your most difficult scaling challenges to ensure your business is fit for its next growth phase. Check directly below to see when the next batch for your industry will begin.
Is your startup looking to raise its first significant round of institutional funding, but you want to concentrate on your business instead of dedicating all your time to raising finance? Are you looking for the right investor that best suits your goals? We can help: become investor-ready with the help of PwC experts who will support from the preparation of the business plan to the execution of the deal.
As a corporate it is sometimes not so easy to find the right startup for you. No worries – the Scale+ program can help: We only introduce you to start-ups that really fit you and your business.
"Thanks to the short lines of communication within the NextLevel team, we always get the right contact person who we need as experts for the respective area."
"In recent years, we have managed to convince more and more PwC employees of our NextLevel start-up initiative. In the meantime, we have grown into a large nationwide team of auditors and consultants who support our start-ups with a great deal of passion and expertise."
In the far north, Christoph is responsible for start-ups and the development of new digital services. New digital services are his special field, e.g. the tool eValuation, which enables a completely digital company valuation. Thanks to his own founding experience, he is always passionate about his work and also advocates young founders regionally.
An auditor from the private equity and family business sector on his way through the start-up jungle - does not fit? Yes, because Daniel's many years of experience in screening a wide variety of companies helps him to identify challenges, including those of young entrepreneurs, and to help them overcome them - from the first steps of founding a company to going abroad and going public on the stock exchange.
Sebastian is an expert on digital transformation and New Work, who as a "networker between the worlds" brings together start-ups, corporates and scientists. He supports start-ups in the (further) development and professionalization of business models and prototypes. In addition, he accompanies founders in scaling - at home and abroad. He is a coach, jury member and moderator in the start-up scene of the Ruhr area and heads the working group "Entrepreneurship of the Junior Chamber in Essen". Privately he prefers to build "ninja warrior playgrounds" suitable for children for himself ... and his son.
Johannes is co-founder of PwC NextLevel. Thanks to his many years of experience, he knows the typical challenges that young founders have to face on their way to an IPO. For Johannes, short and fast routes mean success - which is why he is personally committed to ensuring that start-ups always get to know the right experts at PwC directly.
As a "digital auditor", Remo bridges the gap between technology and comprehensive support for growth companies. He combines his many years of auditing experience from a wide range of industries with his sound understanding of technology to give start-ups and investors more security in their complex environment. As a visionary, the digital transformation of auditing is particularly close to his heart. In the analog world, he prefers to spend his free time in the mountains.