Helping the UK's leading scaleups grow into the tech giants of tomorrow

Scaling faster,

If you’re scaling your startup and experiencing growth challenges with hiring, maintaining company culture, growth hacking and the like, this is the programme for you.

Upscale is an established scaleup growth programme aimed at accelerating the growth of the UK’s leading scaleups, through workshops, socials and meetups, with access to leading scale coaches who have been there and done it. It's a free programme and we don't take an equity stake in your business either.

Upscale in numbers

$1.4bnRaised by cohorts since joining programme
$8.6maverage raise by Upscale 3.0 companies
100companies who've joined Tech Nation Upscale

Current cohort

The Upscale judges…

Upscale, the book

What it takes to scale a startup. By the people who've done it.

Hear from some of the UK’s leading technology entrepreneurs and investors who between them have built or backed companies worth billions, in Upscale the book. Available to order now.


100 companies have taken part in Tech Nation Upscale

and collectively raised over $1bn since joining the programme.

Take a look at the Tech Nation programme alumni >

What they thought…

"Being part of the Upscale family has added significant value to our business. Our team has left Upscale feeling inspired, challenged, encouraged and equipped to take Chargifi to the next level."

— Dan Bladen, Co-founder & CEO, Chargifi

"Upscale helped me see what's coming on the road ahead as we scale so I can plan accordingly (whether strategy, team, processes, etc.) and also avoid any pitfalls that others have encountered."

— Tamara Rajah, Founder & CEO, Live Better With

"Upscale was a fantastic way to both learn from experienced entrepreneurs and also from the shared challenges you find with a great group of bright, driven founders also part of the programme."

— Mazdak Sanii, COO, Boiler Room

Upscale is supported by partners who share their expertise and experience, helping advise companies on issues from finding great talent and raising investment, to navigating regulation. 

(Pssst… you might spot brands other than Tech Nation on your journey through our website. Why? We used to be Tech City UK and Tech North but we've since merged to become Tech Nation, and like all good makeovers, the full transformation will take a little time).