PwC Scale-up programme

Programmes for fast growth, disruptive scale-ups who want to shape the future through scalable innovation.

6 locations

5 industries

10 programmes

Our programmes

Supporting fast growth, innovative scale-ups gain traction and source commercial opportunities and funding through introductions to PwC, our corporate clients and the investor community.

Being passionate believers of smart collaboration and recognising the impact agile scaling companies are having on industries, PwC have launched a series of scale-up programmes that provide the missing link between the world of corporates and the startup ecosystem.

Our fixed term programmes which are specifically tailored for later stage companies with validated products, finance and scalability, help facilitate sales and raise finance through introductions to industry leaders in large organisations and within PwC, underpinned by a sales-focused business curriculum.

2018 programmes 


Scale | Manchester

PwC is launching Scale | Manchester in early 2018 to support the region as a leading digital and technology hub. The programme will connect innovative and high growth scale-ups with opportunities for commercial growth, market leaders and industry insiders. We are inviting B2B enterprise scale-ups across the Greater Manchester and NW region to apply now.


Scale | Health 

Following on from the success of the Future of Health cohort in 2017, we are launching our exciting new programme based in London teaming up with Digital Catapult and in collaboration with DigitalHealth.London. This 12 week programme, starting in January 2018, will take a cohort of high growth, scale-up businesses in the Health Industry who are looking to connect with some of the UK's public and private health organisations and investors. Applications are now open.


Scale | South West

Strengthening the city's reputation as a tech, creative and media hub, PwC and Business West will be launching our Bristol based programme in January 2018, in collaboration with Engine Shed. Fast growing companies in the South West and Wales will be linked up with market leaders and industry experts, creating opportunities to further their growth and expansion. Applications are now open.


Scale | GovTech

With connections deep into central and local government, our programme provides opportunities to connect with senior public sector leaders and those organisations that currently serve them. Details coming soon but applications are open now to register with us.


Scale | Yorkshire

PwC is launching Scale | Yorkshire in early 2018 to enhance the thriving start-up community. Based in Leeds it will support innovative scale-ups to source commercial opportunities. The programme will support a cohort of enterprise scale-ups over 12 weeks across the Yorkshire region. Apply now.

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Scale | HR

Building on the success of our Commerce programme, PwC and AngelsCube have partnered once more to bring you the Scale | HR programme. In an age where jobs and ways of working are being rapidly redefined, this programme, launching in March 2018 will support a cohort of companies who are helping organisations prepare for the workforce of the future.

Applications are now open.

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Winter 2017 Programmes

Scale | Midlands

The Midlands is home to a thriving startup/scale-up ecosystem and PwC is launching Scale | Midlands with BizzInn. The 12 week programme will support a dozen enterprise scale-ups expand in and beyond the region. It's launching soon and will be located in Birmingham.


Scale | Commerce

Our exciting new programme based in London with AngelsCube, for high growth scale-up businesses expanding in commerce; who are improving the customer experience and looking to connect with some of the world’s biggest brands. The 12 week programme will launched in October 2017. Applications are now closed, click below to apply for future cohorts.


Scale | FinTech

PwC, CO:CUBED and Pine Brook have teamed up to scale companies within the financial services sector. The 10 week programme launched in October 2017, based in London, and will leverage a wealth of expertise and international connections. Applications are now closed, click below to apply for future cohorts.

Scale | Edinburgh

To develop and grow the burgeoning scale-up ecosystem in Scotland, PwC and CodeBase have launched Scale | Edinburgh - a partnership aiming to cement the city’s reputation as a modern business hub.

The 10-week programme will identify and accept a cohort of 12 of Scotland’s best scale-ups and help them gain traction, source commercial opportunities and additional funding. Applications are now closed, click below to apply for future cohorts. 

Programme outcomes

Sales opportunities

Meet our extensive network of corporate decision makers, budget holders and influencers to identify and increase sales opportunities.

Obtain introductions to potential corporate pilots and partnerships and support from PwC on your technology implementation. 

Access our network

Get direct access and insight from our decision makers, industry leading experts and client relationship owners. Access PwC’s startup/SME focused products and services and publicity through our primary media channels.    

Expert masterclasses

Join our masterclasses to gain valuable insight and expertise that will help accelerate your sales and growth and make sure your business is fit for scale.

Further investment

Connect with an expanding network of HNWs, Angels, VCs, PE houses and family offices to source further investment.

Access enterprise innovation

Experience technology that is redefining your industry and gain exclusive access to the latest game-changing solutions to test, implement and expand.

Pilot market leading products and services in your business to maximise efficiency and maintain your competitive edge.

Engage with successful founders

Connect with enterprise ready startups and entrepreneurial founders with proven technology and expertise in your sector.

Engage quality startups without using time, resource and budget.

Connect with other business leaders

Get direct access to other subject matter experts, influencers, senior industry leaders, decision makers and investors who are already part of the community.

Meet PwC subject matter experts who are also supporting the companies grow.

Inspire entrepreneurial culture

Learn from a community of talent and visionaries to promote and inspire innovative culture within your organisation

“We’re bringing together fast-growing and ambitious scale-ups with the world’s biggest brands in a dynamic environment which allows both sides to learn from the other to build commercial opportunities.”

Nigel Howlett - UK Digital Private Business Leader

Our alumni

Future of Work Winter ‘16

The PwC and SwiftScale Winter 16' programme, in partnership with Sage and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, supported 12 international enterprise scale-ups in obtaining an ever increasing 40+ pilots with large organisations and raising further investment.

Future of Health Spring ‘17

The PwC and Up Ventures Spring 17 programme, in partnership with BUPA and Salford Royal NHS, supported 9 fast growth health companies in obtaining over 20 pilots and counting with large organisations and raising further investment.

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London Programme Spring '17

PwC and SwiftScale launched their second programme, in partnership with Sage and Edelman, supported 12 international enterprise scale-ups to connect with the largest global brands and increase commercial ventures

3 programmes

33 startups

£59m of funding

60+ pilots

Contact us

Jonathan Hollis

Jonathan Hollis

Scale proposition manager, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)75 1740 8366

Aine McTiernan

Aine McTiernan

Scale programmes manager, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)78 4333 1771