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Business Growth - Tackling the Scale-up Challenge


1 months
139 USD/full
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Discover a systematic new approach to tackling the scale-up challenge using the new data-driven Triple Chasm Model (TCM). The Business Growth - Tackling the Scale-up Challenge program is offered at EIT Food by FutureLearn.


There are many approaches addressing early-stage entrepreneurship and the challenges facing mature corporations, but a big gap when it comes to understanding the key drivers for growth and how to address them.

This Business Growth - Tackling the Scale-up Challenge course EIT Food by FutureLearn introduces the Triple Chasm Model, a unique new approach to managing the growth challenge based on research which resulted in two new books: Camels, Tigers & Unicorns and The Scale-up Manual.

Supported by lead author, Uday Phadke, you’ll discover why there’s a need for a new approach, the concepts behind the Triple Chasm Model and how to apply them to your venture.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
  • Summarise classic approaches to scaling along with their limitations
  • Summarise the logic behind the new systematic integrated Triple Chasm Model
  • Apply the modified Technology Readiness and Commercialisation Readiness levels
  • Reflect on how to assess the maturity of your proposition
  • Explore the external meso-economic vectors including market space, positioning, customer focus and go-to-market variables
  • Reflect on the experience of applying the external meso-economic vectors to your proposition with other learners and the Educators
  • Explore the internal meso-economic vectors including Contingent Technology Deployment, IP Management, Product Definition & Synthesis, Manufacturing & Deployment, Talent, Leadership & Culture and Funding & Investment
  • Explore commercialisation strategy and business model development

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Week 1 - Introduction to Scale-up and the new Triple Chasm approach
  • Week 2 - Maturity and the Commercialisation Journey
  • Week 3 - External meso-economic Considerations (Vectors)
  • Week 4 - Internal meso-economic Considerations (Vectors)
  • Week 5 - Commercialisation Strategy and Business Models

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 5 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for members of leadership teams in innovative high-growth SMEs.
  • It is targeted in particular at CXO level executives including CEOs, commercial directors, technical directors, finance directors, marketing directors, heads of product management, and heads of sales.

Tuition Fee

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    139 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 139 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    139 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 USD for the full programme during 1 months.


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