THE EUROPEAN ELITE COMMUNITY
WHAT IS ELITE?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have chosen ELITE to help us prepare our organization to find the investment needed to further accelerate Divitel’s growth.
For us it acts as a benchmark, helping us position our company in the right way toward this new investor audience and understand the financial industry.
CEO and founder, Divitel
Read the Inspiring Story
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.
ELITE Dutch Founding Partners
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 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.
Stichting nlgroeit is a foundation - by and for entrepreneurs - to inspire and support them with their growth. Founded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, nlgroeit has supported thousands of entrepreneurs with matches with their 450 mentors, including Dutch top scale up entrepreneurs like Michiel Muller, Jitse Groen Pieter, Zwart and others.
Through immersive one-day Growth Labs, you have the opportunity to deep-dive into key growth’ drivers. In-person meetings of the year will be:
This workshop explores how in complicated situations, such as those of today, entrepreneurs need to adapt their skills and knowledge, including soft skills, to ensure continuity of the team and business results.
09:30 Registration of participants and welcome coffee
10:00 Welcome Simone Huis in t’Veld, CEO EURONEXT AMSTERDAM and Marta Testi, CEO ELITE - EURONEXT GROUP
10:30 Keynote Speech by Peter Waasdorp, Director of Entrepreneurship at the MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - The Netherlands
11:00 STRATEGY AND STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE ROLE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR IN LEADING AN ORGANISATION TOWARDS GROWTH
Justin Jansen, Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
11:45 Coffee break
12:00 A CHAT WITH ELITE ENTREPRENEURS
Hans Kornmann CEO and Founder DIVITEL,
Peter Muller Director of Possibilities SPECIAL EFFECTS
Corso Biagioni, Managing Director LEM Industries
Moderated by Giordano Sassaroli, Head of Product Development and Management ELITE
12:45 ELITE NETERLANDS: PRESENTATION OF THE PROGRAM
14:00 FUELING ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH: LEARNINGS FROM SCALING UP COMPANIES
• Kees de Jong, Growth Entrepreneur, Co-founfer NLGROEIT
• Mirik Castro, CEO SCALEUP COMPANY
14:45 FOUNDER'S MENTALITY. MAINTAINING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT WHILE ACHIEVING SCALE
Sjors van der Zee, Partner BAIN&COMPANY
15:30 Closing remarks
Marta Testi, CEO ELITE – EURONEXT GROUP
This workshop is focusing on sustainable transition to create competitive advantages and sustain long-term growth
with positive impacts on the environment and people.
This workshop provides an overview of all the capital-raising tools available to companies, including the presentation of case
studies and discussions with investors.