This edition shows that fast-growing companies benefit from accelerated changes in customer demand and relationships, especially in the field of digitalisation as innovative revenue models were already implemented before the corona pandemic. “These companies are progressive in developing new solutions and also able to manage the high-growth of their organisation. They do this by continuously improving, accelerating and adapting the organisation to future challenges,” says Prof. Justin Jansen, professor of entrepreneurship and academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Number 1 fast-growing company in the Netherlands
In the autumn, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and nlgroeit will present the Top 10. At this occasion, the Number 1 fast-growing company in the Netherlands and winner of the Golden Grower Award will be announced. Last year, this honour went to Takeaway.com. The food delivery company created 4,703 new jobs (in FTE) and thus grew the fastest in the 2020 edition. The 250 companies from the previous edition grew by more than 30,000 FTE overall.
Top 250 Scaleups in the Covid19-pandemic
While vulnerable to crises, scaleups can also be the quickest to recover from recessions and act as an engine for economic recovery. ''The 250 innovative companies represented in this report are the perfect examples of scaleups as an engine for economic recovery. In total, these scaleups have created about as many new jobs as the Top 250 Scaleups before the pandemic," said Martin Luxemburg, director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Nlgroeit, an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Chamber of Commerce, NLevator and NL2025, is a multi-year programme that aims to increase the growth capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises.