Global Scale-up Program

Main Partner of Global Scale-up Program

Global Scale-up Program is an international mentoring program and investment roadshow for Life Sciences and Medtech executives. Global Scale-up Program is a unique pressure-cooker preparation program to make your venture ready for a winning product launch. The program is dedicated to ventures in life sciences and medical devices and takes place in the US and Europe.

For more information about all of the modules of the Global Scale-up Program, please visit the website.

Global Scale-up Program consists of three modules:

* Module 1 - Value Creation and Upscaling Opportunities
23 May 2019 (Utrecht) / 18-19 September 2019 (Amsterdam) - Netherlands

* Module 2 - Scale-up Entrepreneurial Marketing & Strategy 
  Part of the University of California BIO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE Program 
  20-27 October 2019: California/Arizona, US

* Module 3 - Leadership & Venture Growth
  February 2020: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  Exact dates to be announced. 

Global Scale-up Program is organised in collaboration with the partners Health~Holland, Hyphen Projects, Maastricht University and Go4Export and hosted by CMS Law, Ernst & Young, McKinsey and Company and Loyens & Loeff.


Global Scale-up Program is the first step in developing knowledge and entrepreneurial skills for scaling-up a life sciences and medical devices venture. You start with a baseline assessment to determine your starting point as a venture. Based on the outcome, you will get one-on-one mentoring to guide you with your decision-making on how to increase the value of your venture.


The program combines in-depth training and mentoring by serial entrepreneurs, marketing experts, and investors from the United States and Europe. The program is US- and Europe-based for teams who want to be maximally prepared for their scaling-up. Scaling-up involves finding a next investor, scaling-up with a (corporate) partner, and finding the best entrance strategy to new markets. Mentors can guide you through this complex decision process and connect you with experienced experts around the globe. Our experts provide you with honest feedback to push you further.

US Venture Assessment & Investor Pitches
It is a unique combination of a global investment journey, training and mentoring that helps you truly learn in a pressure-cooker setting and apply your learning to your global business strategy. Participants will be able to pitch to US and
European investors, develop adequate branding and marketing of the overall venture within a very short time. Your venture will get an in-depth US assessment in a personal and open atmosphere as a fertile ground to learn and make the right strategic choices for scaling-up.


  • Tailored to the specific needs of ventures in life sciences and medical devices
  • Based on proven venture assessments to provide you with valuable feedback on where and how to improve your venture for scaling-up
  • Mentors guide you in your business decision-making process in an objective, honest and trusted setting
  • Exposes you to pitching in a pressure-cooker setting for real-life investors in the United States
  • Simulates real-life decision making
  • Allows for personal access to a dedicated top-league global network in the United States to deepen and expand your global network


Join the community of BDP Life Sciences of Business Development professionals and Business leaders in Life Sciences & Health. Through our programmes you will connect with fellow participants, our speakers, coaches and alumni. Also connect with us online via LinkedIn.


Contribute to the development of future business leaders in Life Sciences & Health by becoming a speaker, mentor or sponsor of our programmes. Contact us to discuss the possibilities via info[at] 


Are you looking for a Business Development professional? Our partner PRIMER BioBusiness is specialised in the recruitment of commercial talent for the Life Sciences. Whether you need new talent, experienced professional ar an executive to lead your company, contact us to start your search.