Scale | South East

10 Scale-ups, 20+ industry experts, 40+ corporates

The Programme

Following the success of our Thames Valley programme last year, we have now teamed up with our offices in the South East (Reading, Gatwick and Southampton) to launch the South East programme which will be held out of our Reading office.

The South East is a rapidly developing region for entrepreneurs and scale-up businesses, with a thriving technology market and ecosystem. For this reason we’ve located our National Technology Industry Hub in Reading, which brings the best of PwC to our technology clients, enabling us to share and pool knowledge, industry insight and best practice. Through our Scale | South East Programme, we offer commercial opportunities to accelerate your business growth, and connect you to the industry leaders. 

The programme has three core components to scale your business. Our curated events give founders the opportunity to meet and pitch to an extended network of industry decision makers to drive commercial opportunities. Group masterclasses provide insights through a combination of PwC and industry experts, as well as learning from shared peer experiences. Individual support, including coaching, business support and other bespoke advice leaves your entire business fit to scale.


  • Starts: January 2020, Reading
  • 10 week programme
  • Enterprise software

Scale-up criteria

  • Validated product
  • Revenue generating
  • Approaching Series A and beyond

Programme structure

Programme Launch and Pitch Preparation
Showcase your business to the cohort and our expert pitch coaches
  • Meet the rest of the cohort
  • Pitch to our specialist coaches and receive valuable feedback to support your value proposition
Pitch to PwC
PwC business leaders and client owners review your value proposition
  • Our partners and sector experts assess the applications of your technology
  • Engage with PwC leaders who regularly interact with our corporate clients
Executive Evening
Connect with our corporate executive network
  • Present your business in front of a curated room of corporate executives, business leaders and PwC senior stakeholders
  • Network with senior industry leaders to drive commercial opportunities
Corporate engagement and business support
  • Leverage our network to connect with business leaders
  • We dig deeper into your business to help you scale effectively through a combination of expert-led workshops, 1-to-1 connections and bespoke business support
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