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ELITE

WHAT IS ELITE?

An ecosystem for the most ambitious private companies.

ELITE, launched in 2012 by Borsa Italiana and now part of Euronext Group, is the European network of private SMEs which accelerates growth and access to private and public capital markets.
Our mission is to support companies by connecting them to capital, skills and network to drive their sustainable growth in the long-term. 
In the Netherlands the programme is developed in partnership with our outstanding Dutch Partners: Erasmus Centre of Entrepreneurship (ECE), ScaleUp Company and nlgroeit.

Who is it for?

Ambitious entrepreneurs of Dutch private companies and their C-level executives looking to improve, transforming, growing and scaling their companies with an international programme that consists of executive education, peer-learning, mentoring and a broad network of contacts.

How this benefits you?

ELITE companies are better prepared to access capital markets. ​Our 12-month programme ensures companies are investment ready and connected to top-class executives and new business opportunities.

How do I join?

Participating companies typically are around €30m+ revenues and have good historic growth and future potential. 
After you apply we are looking forward to going through an in-depth assessment with you in order to be able to join the ELITE programme.

See why Jop Wolff with Workrate calls the ELITE program an “MBA for his company”.
 

WHY JOIN?

Become an ELITE company

GAIN EXPERTISE AND CONFIDENCE

Complete the Strategy Series and select from a calendar of interactive Growth Labs designed to review, plan and enhance your business against a range of specific challenges. Learn through a blend of inspirational, academic and clinic style sessions delivered by a mix of expert advisors, industry leaders, academics and guest entrepreneurs.

ACCESS ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS

ELITE is the most time and cost-effective way to connect you with multiple funding solutions to scale your business.​ 
We put all resources you need in one platform to give you access to exclusive members-only benefits whenever you need them.

BE PART OF AN OUTSTANDING EUROPEAN NETWORK

Being part of a global, innovation-driven network has never been more important. Also, all ELITE members are selected and approved from an internal committee, and this means you can access top class entrepreneurs, executives, peers to explore new business opportunities.

YOUR COMPANY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

From accessing events across the most important European listing venues with national press, to attending roundtables with key government stakeholders, ELITE provides companies prestige and visibility. Our European and influential network gives countless opportunities for companies to increase exposure and strengthen their brand.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Strategy Series
  • Growth Labs

NETWORK

  • Europe-wide events
  • Outstanding peers and advisors
  • Coaching & Mentoring

CAPITAL

  • Access alternative funding options
  • Business matching opportunities
  • Financial Advisory and IPO Support

ELITE Dutch Founding Partners

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading expertise centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fueled by the belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, they develop people and teams to master innovation within corporate organisations. ECE is part of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, one of the top 10 ranked European Business Schools.

ScaleUp Company

ScaleUp Company is the growth partner for leaders of scaleups. Through their growth programs, tooling and sharing the wealth of entrepreneurial experiences of  ScaleUp Pros, they facilitate leadership teams to realise the full potential of their organisation. The shareholders and ScaleUp Pros of ScaleUp Company together represent more than 250 years of entrepreneurial experience.

nlgroeit

Stichting nlgroeit is a foundation by and for entrepreneurs and aims to increase the growth capacity of Dutch SME entrepreneurs by inspiring and supporting them in their growth. With the support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs a powerful platform has been developed where entrepreneurs help each other to take their next growth step. With practical tips and specific actions that you as an entrepreneur can start tomorrow.

Dutch modules

The Dutch ELITE programme will start in June 2024.
All sessions will take place in the financial heart of the Netherlands, at Euronext at Beursplein 5 in Amsterdam.

25 & 26 June

Towards new profitable growth

  • Create a future-proof identity and purpose
  • Build a platform for growth
  • Leverage your core competences
  • Put customer focus at the centre

4 & 5 September

Managing and scaling new initiatives

  • Identify new growth opportunities
  • Empower and connect talent and teams
  • Clarify and streamline decision-making
  • Scale up your culture

6 & 7 November

Get your business ready for change

  • Create engagement and motivation
  • Make your vision clear and communicate it
  • Build a high-performing organisation

International workshops

As a member of the ELITE community, you have access to all ELITE workshops, during which you will delve into the most important growth factors.

Jun
27
2024
International Workshop - Private and public capital to support successful ventures

This workshop presents different capital raising opportunities (private and public) to support companies growth plans.

Private and public markets are facing several challenges as they continue to evolve rapidly while new opportunities emerge.

Investments in privately held companies area key enabler to drive strong and sustainable growth while bringing dynamism, innovation and expertise.

The different cutting-edge funding solutions, both on Equity and debt side, could successfully support companies’ strategy and growth ambitions.

Register
Sep
10
2024
International Workshop - Sustainability, the roadmap towards positive impact

This workshop highlights how the three forms of capital - skills, relational, financial - are key for companies in embracing the sustainability paradigm, as a joint effort with market actors and stakeholders to make a positive long-term
impact.

Register
Nov
13
2024
International Workshop - Internationalisation, M&A, beyond national borders: how, when and why enter new markets

This workshop focuses on the strategic and technical challenges of entering new markets, leveraging on inorganic growth processes, which redesign current portfolio and create a competitive advantage for the entire business.

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