Sliedrecht · 02-02-2017
SecureLink is listed in the Top 250 Scale-ups 2017. The Top 250 Scale-ups 2017 (Top 250 Groeibedrijven 2017) is based on our ScaleUp Dashboard, which is an annual research into Dutch scale-ups conducted by our Academic Director and Professor Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Prof. dr. Justin Jansen:
“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 in the Netherlands.”
2017 is the first year that the Top 250 Scale-ups is published and it is launched together with nlgroeit in presence of Queen Máxima on January 23rd, 2017.
Criteria Top 250 Scale-ups 2017
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.
The ScaleUp Dashboard 2016 shows that:
- For the first time in 7 years the number of fast-growing companies in the Netherlands is increasing
- Especially in the administrative and support service sector the share of fast-growing companies is increasing rapidly. The share of fast-growing companies in almost all Dutch topsectors, on the other hand, is decreasing
- More startups are becoming scale-ups. One out of every 20 Dutch fast-growing companies used to be a startup