Recently, we received the message that we (Sqills Projects B.V.) are in the Top 250 Scale-ups of 2017! We are selected out of over 3000 scale-ups in the Netherlands.
The Top 250 Scale-ups 2017 (Top 250 Groeibedrijven 2017) is based on the ScaleUp Dashboard, which is an annual research into Dutch scale-ups conducted byProf. Dr. Justin Jansen, Academic Director and Professor Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM):
“The ScaleUp Dashboard is the first list that truly takes into account and measures all companies in the Netherlands with more than 10 FTE. There are more lists about scale-ups available, but those give limited insights because companies have to register themselves or the lists are focused on specific sectors. Insight in which companies truly belong to the Top of scale-ups is missing and that is what we hope to achieve by creating and launching this Top 250 Scale-ups (Top 250 Groeibedrijven) – of over 3000 scale-ups – in the Netherlands.”
Criteria of the Top 250 are that companies are supposed to be economically active on January 1st, 2012 and needed to have a minimum of 10 FTE and/or to have made €5 million in revenue. In three consecutive years the company needs to grow with a minimum of 20% each year in revenue and/or FTE. The Top 250 realized the most growth over the period. The Top 10 is based on the nett job creation in this period.