The Scale Programme

Are you looking to grow and scale up your business? Then NextLevel’s Scale Programme is right for you!

What does the Scale Programme offer?

The Scale Programme is a 10-week programme in close cooperation with our experts. In our masterclasses, we make you fit for current and future challenges. In addition, we connect you with our international network of companies and potential cooperation partners.

The criteria of participation: You have a revenue-generating B2B product.

Your Invest: While others may take company shares, we think that a fixed fee is fairer for you. That means you remain in control of what you have created. In short, this is an exciting opportunity. For both of us.

“Startups offer innovation and are looking for market access. Corporates, on the other hand, offer market access but are looking for more innovation. We, at PwC, build the bridge and bring both together.”

Florian Nöll, Head of Digital Ecosystems

Programme Overview

10 week programme

In close cooperation, we will show you proven ways of generating sales and driving your business forward.

Hands-on masterclasses

Our experts offer you their experience, which ranges from sales to marketing to the perfect pitch, to understanding the purchasing processes of potential customers.

Access to our network

We activate our external network for you and bring you into contact with decision-makers of potential customers and partners.

We give you the platform to flourish

Our programme challenges you to bring the best of your business.

Win clients
Meet our extensive network of corporate decision makers, budget holders and influencers to identify commercial opportunities.

Scale quicker
Join our masterclasses to gain valuable insight and expertise that will help accelerate your growth. Get your business ‘enterprise ready’ and make sure that all elements of your business are ready to scale.

Explore partnerships
Explore PwC and our key alliance partners to develop routes to market and partnership opportunities.

Own the spotlight
Celebrate success; showcase your business and its development at our curated events.

Use our service
Trial PwC’s scale-up focused services, specifically tailored to you, to get the best out of your business.

Scale Programmes: Registration

Scale | AI

Kick-Off: March 2021
Executive Evening: June 2021

Scale | AI is a tailored programme for fast-growing and promising startups, operating in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this program, we focus on applications in the fields of e.g. Financial Services, Automotive, Manufacturing, Consumer & Logistics and Healthcare. Over a period of approximately twelve weeks, we help you overcome barriers to scaling and connect you with influential companies and investors from the industry. By participating in this programme, you will gain valuable knowledge and insights through exchange with our industry experts, external partners such as serial entrepreneurs, corporates or VCs and have the opportunity to introduce your company to tomorrow's potential customers and strategic investors.

Our individual programme modules enable you, as innovative founders, to meet and pitch to an extended network of industry leaders and decision makers to drive commercial opportunities in the field of AI. In our masterclasses and insight sessions, you will receive valuable market and business insights from PwC industry experts, corporates and investors. The sessions will also provide an opportunity to learn from shared peer experiences. Individual support, including coaching and other bespoke advice, leaves your entire business fit to scale.

Register now for Scale | AI

Do you have any questions? Contact our expert.

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Scale | Sports & Media Tech

Kick-Off: March 2021
Executive Evening: June 2021

Scale | Sports & Media Tech is a tailored programme for fast-growing and promising startups, operating in the field of Sports & Media Tech. We will focus on the following topics: athletic performance, sponsoring, enhancing the Fan Journey, eSports, increasing revenues from marketing activities, cost reduction, digitalization of e.g. stadiums as well as news & content. Over a period of approximately twelve weeks, we help you overcome barriers to scaling and will connect you with influential companies and investors from the industry. By participating in this programme, you will gain valuable knowledge and insights through exchange with our industry experts, external partners such as serial entrepreneurs, corporates or VCs and have the opportunity to introduce your company to tomorrow's potential customers and strategic investors.

Our individual programme modules enable you, as innovative founders, to meet and pitch to an extended network of industry leaders and decision makers to drive commercial opportunities in the field of Sports & Media Tech. In our masterclasses and insight sessions, you will receive valuable market and business insights from PwC industry experts, corporates and investors. The sessions will also provide an opportunity to learn from shared peer experiences. Individual support, including coaching and other bespoke advice, leaves your entire business fit to scale.

Register now for Scale | Sports & Media Tech

Do you have any questions? Contact our expert.

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Scale | Mitte

Kick-Off: April 2021
Executive Evening: July 2021

Scale | Mitte is a cross-industry programme for startups located in central Germany who are ready to take the next step for growing their business. Over a period of approx. eight weeks, we support you in overcoming barriers to scaling and introduce you to mature corporates and strategic investors. By participating in the program, you will receive valuable insights and knowledge from our PwC experts and partners like business serial entrepreneurs, business angels and VCs, and get the access to explore potential business cooperations and investments.

The Executive & Corporate Investor Evening gives you, as innovative founders, the opportunity to meet a large network of executives and decision-makers and to present your business to selected PwC clients and strategic investors. During group masterclasses and 1:1 sessions tailored to your individual needs, you will receive coaching as well as valuable market and business insights from PwC and external subject matter experts. During the program you will get coaching and sparring from different PwC mentors.

Register now for Scale | Mitte

Do you have any questions? Contact our expert.

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Scale | Nord

Kick-Off: April 2021
Executive Evening: July 2021

Scale | Nord is a cross-industry programme for startups located in northern Germany who are ready to take the next step for growing their business. Over a period of approx. eight weeks, we support you in overcoming barriers to scaling and introduce you to mature corporates and strategic investors. By participating in the program, you will receive valuable insights and knowledge from our PwC experts and partners like business serial entrepreneurs, business angels and VCs, and get the access to explore potential business cooperations and investments.

The Executive & Corporate Investor Evening gives you, as innovative founders, the opportunity to meet a large network of executives and decision-makers and to present your business to selected PwC clients and strategic investors. During group masterclasses and 1:1 sessions tailored to your individual needs, you will receive coaching as well as valuable market and business insights from PwC and external subject matter experts. During the program you will get coaching and sparring from different PwC mentors.

Register now for Scale | Nord

Do you have any questions? Contact our expert.

Privacy policy

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"It was a true pleasure for us to work with PwC. We were truly impressed by the support PwC has provided to us and in the professional manner it was all done. It helped us to sharpen our message as well as gave us food for thought on some of the improvement areas we have in different domains."

Jan Frederik Mahieu, CFO at YUN Probiotherapy

Focus of previous programs (excerpt)

  • Sustainability
  • Digital Health
  • Regional Programmes (Scale Nord | Scale Süd | Scale West)
  • Sustainable Finance
  • LegalTech
  • Digital Operations
  • Mobility
  • HR
  • FinTech
  • PropTech
  • Retail
  • Energy

Contact us

Florian Nöll

Florian Nöll

Head of Digital Ecosystems, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 30 2636-4176

Christoph Haß

Christoph Haß

Co-Lead Startup Services | Scale-up Driver, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 431 9969-373

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