Plug your business into Europe with Impact Hub Scaling Program

You are building a healthy local business and you are looking for new ways to grow it? Have you considered scaling to another country? Approaching new markets? You are in the right place! Impact Hub Bucharest in partnership with other 7 Impact Hubs across Europe is offering you the chance to join the first Impact Hub Scaling Program. For up to a full year you will have the chance to evaluate your business model, adjust it, research new markets, get relevant contacts, build a plan to scale internationally and plug your business into Europe. Are you up for it?

What do you get?

Consulting Services

Together with our partners we make sure you get the best advice on
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Financial management and forecasting
  • Tax & legal
  • Talent recruitment and costs
  • PR & Marketing

Market Research Support

We understand that starting on a fresh market is hard, that is why during this program you will get:
  • Valuable connections with industry experts and key business figures in target countries
  • A customized program for introduction into the local ecosystem
  • Market/industry research in target countries (where available from key partners)

Logistic support

You focus on your business, we are taking care of the rest:
  • Scaling Managers in all Impact Hubs participating in the program
  • Access to Impact Hub co-working spaces in any of the participating cities (Amsterdam, Athens, Bucharest, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm and Vienna)
  • Travel stipend for high-potential opportunities

When does it happen?


Scaling Fair

Meet with expats and representatives from economic departments of foreign Embassies to get feedback and insights into international markets.

Training & Learning

October – January
International Trade Rules and Procedures; Marketing Strategy; Sales & Negotiation; Solutions for Financing Growth; Financial Forecasting.

Market Sensing

October – January
Use scaling services to collect data on target countries and prepare your go-to-market strategy.

Go To Market

January - May
Plug your business into external markets.

You win

  • Business upgrade, in one other European country
  • Mentors, parteners, international customers
  • Extra revenues
  • Working experience with international teams
  • A wide vision of your brand
  • You see the opportunities
  • You know where you’re going to

You risk

  • To absolutely love it
  • To never want to stop again
  • Creating a great deal for your venture
  • Getting substantial new income
  • Generating more profit
  • Building up a new team of dedicated people

You lose

  • The “not possible” feeling
  • “Small things” mentality
  • The easy feeling of having just one business
  • As you can see, there's not much you can lose and even if there is some, the outcome will always be a positive one!


Each Impact Hub taking part in this program is working in eight locations with partners who will accompany you on your year-long journey. You will work closely together with Scaling Managers located in Amsterdam, Athens, Bucharest, London Kings Cross, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm and Vienna. They are expert mentors who will provide you with knowledge, skills, access to investor networks and advice throughout the program.


Impact Hub Scaling has been made possible thanks to the support of four visionary philanthropic foundations in Europe: J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondazione CRT.


Fondazione CRT is a private, non-profit organisation with full statutory and management autonomy. Its projects and resources …

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation ( is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizatio…

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Fondazione Cariplo

Reaching beyond grant-making, the Foundation proactively pioneers projects that promote innovation as well as solutions to pr…

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J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan work with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting workforce development, financial cap…

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How much does it cost and how you can apply?

Program costs are covered by the international sponsors, so there are no participation fees. There are limited places available, so do your best to convince us that you deserve to be one of the participants selected. You may join no matter the domain of your business. The Impact Hubs accross Europe are from Amsterdam, Athens, London Kings Cross, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm and Vienna. The application should be sent before September 11th 2015. It will be followed by a selection process. The start of Impact Hub Scaling Program will take place on September 28th 2015.
The Impact Hub Scaling program is partially-funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project.